‘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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Implant Choice In China

  You don’t have to look at the calendar to know it’s July 4th weekend. From blow-out sales at auto dealerships to a deal hotter than your grill on a laptop or TV, it’s pretty clear we are breaking out the party hats for the birthday of our nation. Typically, people complain about the commercialization […]

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A Tale Of Two Cities

       For those of you who did not make it to the AAOS’ annual meeting in San Diego last week, you missed something pretty remarkable. “Tale of Two Cities” seems like the perfect title to describe the story that presented itself in San Diego this year.       If you browse the program, […]

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OIC Launches Intramedullary Tibial Nail

January 24, 2017 (RENO, NV) – The Orthopaedic Implant Company (OIC), a medical device company that specializes in high-value orthopaedic implants, announced the launch of its Tibial Intramedullary Nailing System today. The OIC Tibial Nail System is designed to stabilize fractures of the tibia. Strategically placed proximal and distal screw holes accommodate varying fracture patterns […]

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