News | Fort Wayne Orthopedics

Humana’s Bundled Payment Model for Spinal Fusion Surgeries

Mar 14, 2019

Fort Wayne Orthopedics is one of only four participants in the nation to offer Humana’s Bundled Payment Model for Spinal Fusion Surgeries, designed to benefit Humana Medicare Advantage Members.

Humana is teaming up with orthopedic and neurosurgery practices to launch a value-based care bundled payment initiative designed specifically to provide coordinated care for Humana Medicare Advantage members undergoing spinal fusion surgery.

“We’re excited to focus on spinal fusion surgery with our newest orthopedic episode-of-care model,” said Oraida Roman, Vice President of Humana’s Value-Based Strategies Organization. “This program is a logical ‘next step’ for us in value-based care, considering the prevalence of spine surgeries and, therefore, the need for a coordinated, quality patient experience. We’re deeply committed to sharing our knowledge and experience with participating providers, as we have a mutual dedication to improving clinical outcomes and lowering the cost of spinal care.”

Fort Wayne Orthopedics is also a participant in Humana’s Total Joint Replacement Episode-Based Model—Human’s first orthopedic bundled payment program for Humana Medicare Advantage members undergoing total hip or knee joint replacement procedures. FWO was one of the first organizations to participate when the program first launched in 2016.

The program is designed to improve quality, outcomes, and cost across a member’s entire joint replacement episode of care, and it offers the opportunity for additional payment for better outcomes.

“We’re pleased to support additional orthopedic practices with robust data and analytics regarding total joint replacement procedures,” said Roman. “Our mutual goal is to reduce readmissions and complication rates through a program designed to offer a coordinated patient experience, from diagnosis to recovery.”

This post includes excerpts from a press release provided by Humana. The full press release can be accessed here.


Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement

Oct 25, 2018

Fort Wayne Orthopedics is the first in the region now offering Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee replacement application. Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee, Triathlon Total Knee System, which enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.3

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189 percent by 2030,1 yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.2 Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, our surgeons can now use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan based on a patient’s unique anatomy and to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively as needed.

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by enabling surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy, “ said Dr. John Paul Manalo, Orthopedic Surgeon at Fort Wayne Orthopedics. “Our surgical team has information at our fingertips that we’ve never had access to before.”

Stryker’s Mako System is the first and only robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.

Our new offering of the Mako Total Knee application is a key demonstration of Fort Wayne Orthopedics’s commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare, and we are proud to be at the forefront of innovative robotic technology.

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We're on the move in Warsaw.

Sep 04, 2018

FWO is on the move in Warsaw, and bringing something special. Fort Wayne Orthopedics built our own office next to DePuy on Highway 30. That’s where you’ll find unique patient-centered orthopedic care, which is nothing new for FWO. But we are adding something special to our Warsaw office, FWO’s OrthoStat Walk-In Clinic. If you’re injured, OrthoStat provides immediate access to our outstanding orthopedic care, without an appointment. So if you trip and fall, you can make a trip to OrthoStat that is usually quicker and more affordable than a trip to the ER.

Walk-ins welcome at OrthoStat, Monday - Friday,7am - 7 pm.

To make an appointment with FWO, call (800) 566-5659. No referral needed.

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Feel better—FAST.

Sep 04, 2018

You never know when you might need specialized orthopedic care. When unexpected pain and injuries pop up, our OrthoStat walk-in clinics provide emergency access to a full range of diagnostic, non-surgical and surgical treatments—all without a referral or appointment.

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Bluffton has a new option in Orthopedic Care

Sep 04, 2018

Located in the Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne Orthopedics offers fantastic treatment close to home. With their comprehensive, patient-focused options, this new location is the answer you’ve been looking for. Your joint and orthopedic pain will take a hike as Dr. Almdale and Dr. Hall get you back up and moving.

No referral needed at our Bluffton office: (800) 566-5659