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Cutting the Confusion about Independent Surgical Groups

\ CUTTING O CONFUSION THE ABOUT INDEPENDENT SURGICAL GROUPS WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT SURGICAL GROUP? #1 Privately-owned practice Sets own standards for care HOSPITAL Utilizes facilities outside of a hospital when possible More cost effective 5 BENEFITS OF CHOOSING AN INDEPENDENT SURGEON 1. SURGEON HAS COMPLETE CONTROL OVER CARE DECISIONS Not bound by hospital policy No bureaucracy to slow care Refers you to the physician most capable of handling your issues instead of being required to refer to other physicians owned by his or her organization Provides care within your community instead of transferring you outside of your community just to keep you within an employed system Transfers are difficult on patients and family members who want to be with them during their hospitalization 2. CONTINUITY OF CARE Your surgeon takes lead on care Surgeon's practice arranges all appointments and testing 3. FINANCES DON'T FIGURE INTO CARE Hospital budgetary constraints are irrelevant No financially-motived testing or procedures 4. EASE OF BILLING All billing handled in-house Quick response to billing questions Liaison with insurance company on the patient's behalf ABILITY TO CHOOSE BEST HOSPITAL FOR PROCEDURE Privileges at multiple facilities means choice Pick facility with best equipment for specific case A B C WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN INDEPENDENT SURGICAL GROUP FULL MEDICAL HISTORY TAKEN ALL NECESSARY TESTS AND SPECIALIST APPOINTMENTS BOOKED COMPLETE CARE BEFORE AND AFTER SURGERY • DAILY VISITS AT HOSPITAL COMPLETE RECOVERY SUPPORT FOLLOW-UP VISITS WITH YOUR SURGEON ALL INSURANCE BILLING COMPLETED IN-HOUSE HOSPITAL PATIENT The most concerning issue with physician employment is that the entire system is financially motived. Everything gets referred to the hospital regardless of the cost to the patient (at least double that of independent facilities). Minor procedures regularly performed in the office setting get sent to the operating room at 4 times the cost. Once in the system, everything is done to keep you within that system. Employed physicians refer to other employed physicians regardless of their qualifications. Infographic provided by: North Orlando Surgical Group North Orlando Surgical Group Cte re Sources: -orlando-surgical-group.html ployment-vs-private-practice-what-makes-sense-for-orthopedic-surgeons.html

Cutting the Confusion about Independent Surgical Groups

shared by BrittSE on Jan 16
With an independent surgical group, patients can get continuity of care with the same surgeon. Check out this infographic to learn more about the benefits of opting for an independent surgical group f...


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