How Big is Too Big?

  The AAOS Meeting seemed to go quite well earlier this month for all involved.  Frankly, it’s not hard to keep everyone happy in a city like New Orleans.  And, hats off to the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.  Employees from each department of OIC were on hand to set up, attend, breakdown, and ship […]

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OIC Honored as NCET’s Medical/Health Services Company of the Year

Orthopaedic Implant Company Honored as NCET’s Medical/Health Services Company of the Year Orthopaedic Implant Company to be Recognized as Top Contributor to Northern Nevada’s Technological Community at NCET Tech Awards   RENO, Nev. (March 06, 2018) — NCET, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, announced today Orthopaedic Implant Company (OIC) as the 2018 Medical/Health Services […]

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Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

,   Last month, Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension, SSM Health, and Trinity Health, along with consultation provided by the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA), formed a not for profit generic drug manufacturing company.  The company was formed in response to unwarranted shortages and high costs of some generic drugs.  The gravity of this event cannot […]

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‘The End Result’ for the Start of 2018

So, a few days into 2018 and bringing better value to US Healthcare is off to a strong start.  Yesterday, the Center for Medicare Medicaid Innovations announced the continuation of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative through the voluntary BPCIA.  The “A” is for advanced.  For hospitals and surgeons who are confident in […]

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Value-based care in orthopedics – Orthopaedic Implant Company’s Chairman shares insight into the change of care

Originally published in Becker’s Spine Review        As the change in care and reimbursement moves toward value-based care, orthopedic surgeons continue to look for tools and resources to provide patients with the best care. The Orthopaedic Implant Company’s Chairman  Peter Althausen, MD, further explains the movement toward value-based care and how it has affected […]

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Designing Products for the Value-Based Medical Device Market

Todd Martens, Vice President of Product and Customer Development, Orthopaedic Implant Company  12.20.17   Orthopaedic device design is not always conducted with streamlined manufacturability and efficient operating room use in mind. Often, this leads to devices being far more expensive than their functional value would suggest. Complicating an implant system also results in requiring an abundance […]

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Dagen H and Happy Holidays!!

To our families, friends, customers and supporters:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  As we enter the homestretch for 2017 one can’t help but to look back and assess the year’s events.  Needless to say, it was a tumultuous one.  And, there’s really no sign of it ceasing in 2018.  There’s been a lot of change and there will […]

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Here at OIC, we have so much to be thankful for.  Over the years we have developed quite a network of customers and constituents who share our vision and dedication of bringing better value to US Healthcare.  Wanting better value from our healthcare dollars is not a political ideology, but rather one of the few […]

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OIC Launches High-Value External Fixation System

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (October 13, 2017) – The Orthopaedic Implant Company (“OIC”) launched today the OIC External Fixation System from the Meeting Hall in the Vancouver Convention Center, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. “External fixators are one of the most expensive devices in use today. Furthermore, they provide provisional fixation […]

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To Bundle Or Not To Bundle….

Earlier this month, CMS announced it would be cutting the number of participants in its Comprehensive Joint Replacement bundle payment program and cancelling cardiac and hip fracture episodes of care that were slated to begin in January.  It seems so counter-intuitive.  After all, the purpose of these programs is to drive alignment between facility and […]

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