Own the Bone subscribers are provided with education and tools to support their initiation of care coordination and bone health management for their patients.

Program benefits include:

  • Monthly Bone Health Bulletin e-newsletter
  • Materials to help introduce Own the Bone to your team
  • Participation in live Own the Bone Orthopaedic Bone Health ECHO sessions
  • Ongoing educational content for your team plus discounted pricing for future symposia and complimentary CME for live and on-demand webinars
  • Access to recorded education on program development and clinical topics
  • Use of online case report forms and quality improvement registry
  • Third party recognition in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals Guidebook
  • Access to the Bone Health Toolkit including best practices
  • User group activities including APP/Coordinator training bootcamp and mentorship opportunities
  • Community outreach and public relations templates and resources
  • Customized patient education and care coordination letters
  • On-demand access to your data and benchmarking insights on your compliance against other Own the Bone participating centers
  • Semi-annual data reports

Top Reasons to Join

Less than half of Medicare patients receive recommended osteoporosis care following a fragility fracture, resulting in devastating mortality, morbidity, and excess costs to hospitals and the healthcare system.  By implementing Own the Bone in your hospital or practice, your clinical team will find support and resources to meet a critical and frequently unmet standard of care for orthopaedic patients.

Annual “Own the Bone Star Performer” status in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” Guidebook provides hospitals and practice groups with national recognition – highlighting your bone health effort, enhancing your institution’s reputation in the community, and providing your patients with confidence in their care.

Clinicians at Own the Bone participating centers have access to networking and mentorship opportunities to learn and share best practices. A full library of clinical tools developed and shared by implementing sites is also available.

Your bone health team will unlock discounted pricing and full access to Own the Bone’s suite of ongoing educational activities.  Educational topic areas include specific bone health program development strategies and patient treatment considerations.

Own the Bone is simple to start and can be implemented consistent with your current resources and needs.  Own the Bone can be implemented in the inpatient setting with your existing staff on the ortho floor, including nurse navigators and discharge planning staff, by incorporating basic Own the Bone patient education and communication tools to support counseling and care coordination.  Establishing a specialist- or APP-service for bone health consults is frequently the next step.  Recognition of your effort can be earned at all levels of implementation.

Own the Bone can successfully tie into orthopaedic service line improvements, including Joint Commission/DMV certification programs.  Your site can choose to enroll a target patient population (hip fractures, spine fractures, patients undergoing bone health optimization, etc.) and expand over time to include a wider demographic of fragility fracture and orthopaedic patients.

Own the Bone can help your institution meet a variety of quality measures.

  • Medicare Advantage’s Five Star Quality Rating System currently includes an osteoporosis process measure (HEDIS) reported annually in the State of Health Care Quality Report: Osteoporosis Management: Osteoporosis management in women who had a fracture1.
  • Two Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) MIPS Clinical Quality Measures (CQMS) process measures related to effective clinical care and communication/care coordination post-fracture:
    • Quality ID #24: Communication with the Physician or Other Clinician Managing On-Going Care Post-Fracture for Men and Women Aged 50 Years and Older2
    • Quality ID #418 (NQF 0053): Osteoporosis Management in Women Who Had a Fracture2
  • Own the Bone can provide optional measures for Joint Commission disease-specific certification programs:
    • Basic Orthopedic Certification for Hip fracture
    • Advanced Orthopedic Certification for Total Hip & Knee Replacement
    • Osteoporosis

The Own the Bone program provides ongoing support to your institution’s bone health clinical team through education and networking, including:

  • Access to ongoing educational content plus discounted pricing for future symposia and complimentary CME for live and on-demand webinars.
  • Ongoing program support and user group activities including opportunities to learn from expert mentors.
  • Use of our bone health toolkit, patient education resources, and best practices.
  • Access to the Own the Bone quality improvement registry to track and measure your institution’s bone health effort, ensure patient care coordination, and gain insights into your data.
  • Public relations tools and earned third-party recognition in S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Guidebook released each summer.

“Failure to diagnose” and treat osteoporosis in association with related fractures is a key quality of care and a professional liability issue for hospitals, medical centers, and physicians. Implementing higher quality standards before you are required to do so is a sound medical and business decision.

Own the Bone measures are consistent with recommendations from the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Joint Commission (JC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the American Medical Association (AMA).

The Own the Bone registry provides access to benchmarking capabilities enabling you to document improvements in patient care over time as well as externally against other participating institutions nationwide.