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Federal government reclaims $3.3B+ in fraudulent healthcare claims in FY 2016

The HHS Office of Inspector General reported the federal government recovered more than $3.3 billion in fraudulent healthcare claims in fiscal year 2016, according to Healthcare DIVE.  By -

Global orthopedic devices market to grow at 5% CAGR through 2022 — 3 observations

The global orthopedic devices market will continue to grow between 2016 and 2022, based on a Market Research Engine report.  By -

Zimmer Biomet, Implanet, Spinal Elements & more: 8 device company key notes

Here are eight key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.  By -

SpineFrontier improves MISquito Percutaneous Pedicle Screw System: 7 key points

Malden, Mass.-based SpineFrontier improved its MISquito Percutaneous Pedicle Screw System.  By -

Dr. Francis Collins holds onto NIH directorship for time being; waiting on Trump team decision: 6 key notes

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will hold onto his position for now, according to The Washington Post.  By -

MIS procedures boost global interventional spine devices market to $4.5M by 2021: 6 observations

The global interventional spine devices market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10 percent between 2017 and 2021, according to a Technavio analysis.  By -

Australian researchers to launch trial for SCI treatment: 4 things to know

Researchers at University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital, both based in Australia, are jumpstarting a clinical trial for spinal cord injury treatment, according to Medical Xpress.  By -

20 statistics on physician bias: Are younger or older physicians more likely to hold biases?

Here are 20 statistics on physician bias by the physician's age, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Lifestyle Report 2017: Race and Ethnicity, Bias and Burnout. By -

Rush University Medical Center promotes Dr. Kern Singh to full professor

Kern Singh, MD, co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was promoted to a full professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. By -

Recurrent disc herniation: Spinal fusion vs. repeat discectomy — 5 key notes

A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine compared repeat discectomy to fusion for patients with recurrent disc herniation. By -

US News: Which hospitals top the list for pediatric orthopedics?

U.S News & World Report ranked the best 55 hospitals for pediatric orthopedics.  By -

Taking telemedicine to the next level in healthcare

Telemedicine is charging ahead in the healthcare industry. The AMA Wire reported on telehealth discussions from the 2017 AMA State Legislative Strategy Conference in Amelia Island, Fla., held Jan. 5 through Jan. 7, 2017.  By -

How 6 spine surgeons managed (and are managing) their debt

Six spine surgeons share advice on managing debt and meeting personal financial goals.  By -

Spinal Elements' Magnum+ ALIF device yields positive study results: 5 observations

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Spinal Elements reported the publication of a retrospective study analyzing the Magnum+ ALIF device with Ti-Bond titanium porous coating. The Magnum+ device is used in anterior lumbar interbody fusion.  By -

Precision Spine earns FDA clearance for ShurFit ACIF 2C system: 5 points

Parsippany, N.J.-based Precision Spine received FDA clearance for its ShurFit ACIF 2C anterior cervical interbody system.  By -

8 things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday — Jan. 19, 2017

Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Jan. 19, 2017.  By -

5 key notes on how independent physician practices feel about MACRA

Kareo released a new report on how independent physicians respond to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's Quality Payment Program. By -

32% of Americans 'not at all confident' Pres. Trump will deliver better healthcare at a lower cost: 5 statistics

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll conducted Dec. 13 to 19, 2016, Americans are split on whether they have confidence in President-elect Donald Trump's ability to deliver better healthcare at a lower cost. By -

5 findings on adjacent segment disease after TLIF

A new study published in Spine examines the risk factors associated with transforaminal interbody fusion for lumbar degenerative disc disease. By -

Zimmer Biomet names new President, Americas: Robert Delp — 5 key notes

Robert D. Delp will assume a new leadership role with Zimmer Biomet later this month.  By -
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