Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon based in Miami, FL (read about “Badia Hand to Shoulder Center“). Learn what are the most common Hand & Wrist problems, and treatments of hand and wrist injuries in athletes. Consultations may be scheduled via phone by calling (305)227-4263 or internet by completing this online form.
1. New CMS ASC payment system has generally increased orthopedic reimbursements. The transition to the new CMS ASC payment system, which pays centers at a percentage of HOPD rates, has increased the reimbursement rates of most orthopedic procedures, says Jay Rom, president of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. The system, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2008, and was designed to be [...]
The date is nearing for voters in four states to weigh in on liability reform Photo:This week in an AMA National House Call, AMA President John C. Nelson, MD, MPH (right) and Wyoming Medical Society President Rob Monger, MD, spoke on "Cheyenne Today" radio program. On Nov. 2, voters in Oregon, Florida, Nevada and Wyoming will consider ballot initiatives to reform [...]
Patients typically ask me what professional athletes I have treated? While operating on TO (former cowboy) or “el Duque” are interesting, I feel the weekend warrior who enjoys an active sports lifestyle is much more challenging and perhaps rewarding. This is because these busy professionals are not always completely “prepared” for this type of activity and often sustain injuries [...]
Nick Bollettieri knows a good young tennis player when he sees one. His list of former pupils reads like a Hall of Fame ballot -- Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Boris Becker.Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova have also gotten their share of tips from the gregarious guru with the famous academy in Bradenton. So, when he laid eyes on South Florida 12-year-olds Sachia [...]
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