Columbia Orthopaedic Group
DEFINING EXCELLENCE IN ORTHOPAEDICS SINCE 1965
*** WE WILL BE CLOSING AT 11AM on FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH BECAUSE OF THE WINTER WEATHER.***
***PLEASE CALL (573) 443-2402 TO ALTER ANY APPOINTMENTS. WE WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY MORNING!***
Welcome to Columbia Orthopaedic Group. We’ve delivered the finest in orthopaedic care to patients across Missouri and the Midwest since 1965. Being in the community for so long, we have built a tremendous reputation for quality care and outstanding outcomes. Patients rave about our physicians, all of which are board-certified and fellowship trained in their sub-specialty.
Columbia Orthopaedic Group defines excellence in orthopaedic care through a passion for clinical skill, innovation, teamwork, wellness advocacy and patient-centered care. Whether caring for high performance athletes or restoring function in seniors, the physicians and staff have the training and expertise to deliver the latest in orthopaedic treatment.
For your convenience, we also have an impressive array of onsite ancillary services, including diagnostic imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT), outpatient surgery, PRP therapy, bracing & orthotics and more.
With 29 specialized physicians devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of the muscles, bones, joints and soft tissue, Columbia Orthopaedic Group can get you back to health and doing the things you love to do. To schedule an appointment, call our office in Columbia, Missouri at(573) 443-2402.
In an ongoing effort to inform our patients of insurance changes as we learn them, the following is an insurance plan offered on the Healthcare Exchange in Missouri that Columbia Orthopaedic Group is able to participate with: BCBS Silver Saver Preferred Care Blue PPO (a BCBS of Kansas City product).
As always, we highly encourage consumers to thoroughly investigate all insurance choices before making the choice that works best for their needs.
Columbia Orthopaedic Group does not endorse any insurance plans, but is committed to providing information that may be helpful to our patients.
***To the valued patients and their families at Columbia Orthopaedic Group***
Each new year always brings changes to insurance plans whether through employers, private insurance, or through the Healthcare Exchange Marketplace, and this year is no different. As has been widely reported in the news, in January several health insurance companies are discontinuing plans managed through the Healthcare Exchange Marketplace. This impacts Columbia Orthopaedic Group (COG) and its patients in significant ways. United Healthcare is discontinuing their Exchange plans completely. The plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield (Pathway or Pathway X) did not invite COG to participate with their plan—we are out of network, and these plans offer no out-of-network benefits for COG. Coventry, now under the ownership of Aetna, will not be selling marketplace plans in Missouri.
At this time, we are unaware of ANY Healthcare Exchange Marketplace plans that will participate with COG.
What you can do:
As always, we encourage you to check eligibility with your insurance plan before scheduling an appointment with one of our physicians. We also encourage you to request insurance referrals from your Primary Care Physician (PCP) if your insurance requires referrals before scheduling an appointment with one of our physicians. Please bring your insurance cards to every appointment, as even minor changes can impact the status of your claim.
We will continue to monitor the various insurance plans and, should this information change, we will post it to this website immediately. It is our great pleasure to serve your orthopaedic needs. Please contact our office with questions about your insurance: 573-443-2402 (ext 290), Rhonda Maydwell.
IN THE NEWS
Columbia Orthopaedic Group Earns Four-Peat!
For the fourth straight year, Columbia Orthopaedic Group is a winner of the prestigious APEX Quality Award in patient satisfaction.
Here is the release from SPH Analytics, INC.:
SPH Analytics is thrilled to honor Columbia Orthopaedic Group as a 2014/2015 National APEX Quality Award Winner, in recognition of outstanding patient satisfaction and your overall quality of care.
The APEX Quality Award has been adopted as one of the most prestigious awards throughout the healthcare industry, with only 104 healthcare facilities nationwide recognized this year. The award represents superiority in the services you provide, quality in the care you deliver, and distinction in the satisfaction of your patients. Over the past 12 months, your center has excelled in all of these areas.
Your staff and all involved should be extremely proud, as this truly represents an exceptional team accomplishment. We hope that you will display your APEX Quality Award proudly in your center, as a constant reminder to both your organization and your patients of the optimal service that you provide.
SPH Analytics is delighted to present you with this APEX Quality Award. We wish you continued success in providing the highest levels of patient satisfaction in the upcoming year.
30 YEARS OF COG AND COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION!
Columbia Orthopaedic Group received recognition for 30 years of service with the Columbia Public Schools and Partners in Education.
Dr. Mark Adams, Dr. Peter Buchert & Dr. Bus Tarbox were on hand to receive the award.
For over 30 years, Columbia Orthopaedic Group has been the physicians taking care of athletes in Columbia and Mid-Missouri in association with the Certified Athletic Trainers at Peak Sport and Spine.
Giving back to our community is what we love to do.
Becker’s Spine Review:Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. S. Craig Meyer of Columbia Orthopaedic Group
Dr. Pat Smith Becomes Third COG Physician to Enter Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Dr. Pat Smith joins Dr. Glenn McElroy (1984) and Dr. Mark Adams (2014) in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame this weekend here in Columbia.
Dr. Smith joined Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 1986 and specializes in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He has held the title of Head Team Physician for the University of Missouri athletic department since 1991. Smith has received the Sports Medicine Hall of Fame Award by the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association for outstanding service, dedication and contribution in the field of sports medicine. He also treats high school and college athletes from across the region. Smith is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Missouri and, in 2010, was appointed Director of the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Missouri in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, as well as Co-Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is a member of many organizations such as the Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.