Cost Accounting Within the Bundle

Greensboro, NC US
July 10, 2019

These materials are intended only for those that attend the live activity on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Activity description
Outpatient joint replacement surgery is considered by many to be safe, convenient and cost effective across an ever-widening array of procedures. This delivery model has the potential to increase patient comfort and satisfaction, while improving efficiency and reducing health care costs.

These monthly activities will review best practices for outpatient joint replacement protocols and procedures. They will focus on a model that enables improved access to high-quality care at lower costs with the goals of improving surgical care, mitigating risks and barriers to enable rapid discharge, and achieving high-quality patient outcomes.

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and Surgical Center of Greensboro.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of anesthesiologists, PAs and physicians who have an interest in outpatient surgical care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the costs involved in running an independent Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC).
  2. State typical total joint arthroplasty (TJA) costs including services, devices, DME and hospitalization.
  3. Explore opportunities for savings and efficiency with TJA.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
07/10/2019 - 6:30am EDT
Event ends: 
07/10/2019 - 7:30am EDT
Surgical Center of Greensboro
705 Green Valley Road
Greensboro, NC 27408
United States

This one-hour live activity will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019, starting at 6:30 a.m. EDT at the Surgical Center of Greensboro. This month's topic is "Cost Accounting Within the Bundle."

Jennifer Graham, RN
Surgical Center of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

About the presenter

Jennifer Graham is the chief executive officer of Surgical Center of Greensboro, a free-standing ASC located in Greensboro, N.C. For the past 15 years, Jenny has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of this busy multi-specialty facility. Jenny moved into her role in outpatient surgery in 2005 from her role in the inpatient surgery arena where she was responsible for orthopaedic, general and trauma surgery. She uses her 30 years of experience as a RN in the surgical field to facilitate efficiencies and increase knowledge around cost-containment strategies, while improving the patient and surgeon experience. 

Jenny and her team successfully relocated the Surgical Center of Greensboro in August 2017 from two separate locations to a new 61,000 sq. ft location. The new facility has 13 operating rooms and four procedure rooms. Expected volume for 2019 is over 16,000 procedures. Surgical Center of Greensboro employs over 170 teammates and has over 120 credentialed surgeons. Jenny and her team take pride in serving their patients and surgeons and look forward to continuing to provide high-quality care at a lower cost.

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Frank J. Rowan, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Guilford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center Division
Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists
Greensboro, NC

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Rowan has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships.
Ms. Graham has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Surgical Center of Greensboro. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit designation statements

OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-certified coders
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation. The certificate will give the total CMEs possible for the offering. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours that they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth 1 CEU.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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