October 2000 Bulletin

99% practices offer X-rays, 20% imaging, 20% invasive surgery

A survey of more than 1,300 orthopaedic practices by the BONES Society, Inc., the national organization of orthopaedic practice administrators, found nearly one-in-three practices (29.6 percent) provide physical therapy, while 15.3 percent provide ambulatory surgery and 19.6 percent provide imaging. Nearly all (99.2 percent) of practices provide X-ray services for their patients.

About one in five practices (19.8 percent) nationally perform invasive surgical procedures in the office.

More than three-quarters (76.7 percent) of practices that perform invasive surgical procedures in the office are not reimbursed for the facility fee.

For a complete copy of the 2000 BONES Society Practice Profile, Compensation and Benefits Survey, contact the BONES Society at (800) 247-9699.

 

Services provided in-office

Number of orthopaedists in practice

2-3

4-5

6-10

11 or more

Ambulatory surgery

8.2%

7.6%

15.4%

42.6%

X-ray

99.3%

99.2%

99.4%

98.9%

Imaging

10.2%

13.6%

23.4%

42.6%

Physical/occupational therapy

27.2%

22.7%

33.7%

45.7%

(Note: More than one type of service could be selected)

 

Invasive surgical procedure in-office

Number of orthopaedists in practice

1

2-3

4-5

6-10

11 or more

Yes

14.5%

17.6%

19.3%

21.8%

24.0%

No

85.5%

82.4%

80.7%

78.2%

76.0%

(23.3 percent said the practice is reimbursed for facility fee; 76.7 percent said the practice is not reimbursed.)

Source: 2000 Practice Profile, Compensation, and Benefits Survey, BONES Society, Inc.


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