CCS, through its strategic partnership with The CORE Institute┬«, helps health systems and physician groups become centers of excellence and achieve these same results for orthopedic and other service lines. CCS is a healthcare business development firm that is dedicated to helping physicians and health systems collaborate to design innovative programs, particularly its highly effective Orthopedic Optimization Program that increases market share, quality and efficiency, margins and physician alignment in orthopedic service lines.  CCS was founded by a team with decades of experience helping physicians and hospitals collaborate to design innovative payment and delivery programs for seniors and chronic care patients.  The team offers expertise and guidance in physician/hospital joint ventures, including co-management arrangements; Orthopedic Service Line optimization; Payment Reform Programs such as episode-based (or bundled) contracting and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs); chronic care optimization; geriatric risk management; readmission reductions; and other delivery and payment system innovations.  CCS has the expertise and experience to offer programs for both Orthopedic Optimization and health care reform.  The CCS team includes highly experienced surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, hospital and group practice administrators, management consultants, lawyers, and financial analysts.  Providing such a broad range of services through one consulting firm allows greater efficiency in achieving desired outcomes.  Our non-Orthopedic focused clients can utilize our health care reform services (such as co-management arrangements, bundled payment programs, and ACOs) and our orthopedic-focused clients can utilize our Orthopedic Optimization Program, our health care reform strategies, or both.  No other consulting firm offers such a comprehensive set of services.