January/February 2017 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
Trump Picks Price, Verma as Heads of HHS, CMS: 9 Things to Know; The Future of Spine and ASCs: 5 Trends to Watch; The Top-Performing Spine Surgeons Have These Qualities in Common; 26 Latest Statistics & Notes on Neurosurgeon Salary — Hourly, Annual & Regional Pay; 6 Spine Physicians Ranked #1 on Google - 2016; How 10 Spine Surgeons are Preparing Their Practice for a Donald Trump Presidency; The CORE Institute’s Condition-Based Bundles — A New Approach to Eliminating Waste; CHS Sells Controlling Interest in Home Health Business to Drive Down Debt; 10 Statistics on Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Compensation; Physician-Owned ASCs Drive Lumbar Spine Fusion Market Growth; Dr. James Weinstein to Retire as Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO in 2017; Value-Designated Spine Centers of Excellence Yield 19% Cost Savings: 5 Insights; Dr. Robert Watkins Performs Spine Surgery on Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski; Dr. Robert Spetzler to Resign as Barrow Neurological Institute’s President, CEO; Dr. Michael Lawton to Take the Helm; 8 States With Premium Hikes of 30%+; Titan Spine Leads Push for Titanium Interbody Device Resurgence Through Nanotechnology Differentiation; Stryker Courts ASCs With Ascential Spine Device, Inventory Management Solution: 6 Things to Know; 8 Orthopedic Imaging Technologies to Know: C-arms, O-arms & G-arms; Medtronic Finds its Place in the Orthopedic Market With Knee Implant Service: 5 Observations; FDA Clears Xtant Medical’s Xsert Lumbar Expandable Interbody System; 7 New Spine, Orthopedic Device Launches & Releases; Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, Wright Medical Group & More: 12 Key Notes. ; ISASS Releases New Coverage Rule for Decompression With Interlaminar Stabilization; The Specialist Most Likely to ‘Cherry-Pick’ Patients: 25 Statistics; What are the Driving Forces Behind Medicare Reimbursement for Total Joint Arthroplasty? 7 Key Notes; Rush University Medical Center & Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Receive Approval for $21M ASC; Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health Open Concierge Spine Center of Excellence; 25 ASCs With Total Disc Replacement Spinal Surgery; What Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo said on CNBC: 7 Key Quotes; Resurgens Orthopaedics Opens 7th ASC; Top 10 Highest-Earning Physician Specialties; These 2 Factors Impact Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Scores in Outpatient Orthopedic Clinics; What Not to Wear — Physician’s Attire Elicits Mixed Responses in Outpatient Orthopedic Centers; 9 Mayo Clinic Strategies to Quench the Physician Burnout Flame; Henry Ford Health System Drops Out of Medicare Bundled Payments for Joint Replacement: 5 Key Notes; President-elect Donald Trump Taps Dr. Ben Carson to Join Cabinet as Housing Secretary: 6 Things to Know; Dr. Allan Friedman Performs Spine Surgery on Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski; 10 Key Trends in Physician Executive Pay; Report: Healthcare Organizations Will be Targeted Most for Data Breaches in 2017; President Obama Calls for Honesty, Continues to Defend Health Law — 6 Things to Know; Pence Says Trump Plans to Repeal ACA Right ‘Out of the Gate’. Click here to view the featured stories and download the PDF of the issue.
November/December 2016 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
Dr. Christopher Bono on the Spine Industry & Where It’s Headed — MACRA, Big Data & More; 21 Statistics and Facts for Orthopedic Surgeons — Compensation, Net Worth & More; The Role of Biologics in the Next 5 to 10 Years; Wal-Mart adds Mayo Clinic to Spine Centers of Excellence, 50% Copay for Out-of-Network Care; Medicaid Expansion Linked With $2.8M Decrease in Uncompensated Care per Hospital; Healthcare’s Focus on Truncating Costs May Detract From Quality — Dr. John Finkenberg on a New Kind of Healthcare Reform; Physicians in These 14 Specialties More Likely to Vote Republican; US News & World Report: Top 20 Hospitals for Adult Neurology & Neurosurgery; Dr. Richard Wohns on the Impact of the New 10 ASC Payable Spine Codes; SpineNevada Offers Advanced Imaging With InMotion Diagnostics — 6 Highlights; The Trials of 2016 & What is to Come for the Spine Industry; Disc Replacement vs. Spinal Fusion: 5 Key Notes on Adjacent Segment Disease; Global Market for Cervical Total Disc Replacement Devices to Reach $1.75B by 2021: 5 Notes; 6 Market Leaders Drive Anterior Cervical Fixation Devices Market — Globus Medical, J&J, Medtronic & More; What This Year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Means for ACOs, Physician Compensation; 10 Things to Know About CMS’ Final MACRA Rule; Healthcare M&A Volume Up 16%, Value Drops 39% in Q2; 19 Things to Know About Orthopedic Bundled Payments; Dr. Gregory Sherr Sues HealthEast, CentraCare & 6 Neurosurgeons for Allegedly Ruining His Reputation & Career; 5 Trends for Orthopedic Surgeons to Watch in 2017; 3 Orthopedic Clinics to Pay $2.39M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations; 5 Financial Thoughts for MidCareer Physicians; The Science of Healthcare Delivery: 10 Thoughts on the Future Structure of Healthcare Organizations; The Tricky Nature of ICD-10 Coding for Spinal Fusions — 6 Things to Know; 11 Highest-Paying States for Orthopedic Surgeons: New Jersey Tops the List at $494.5k; 25% of Reimbursement Tied to Alternative Models in 2016; Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield Now Covers 2-Level Disc Replacement With Zimmer Biomet’s Mobi-C; 5 Key Thoughts on Endoscopic Surgery and Spinal Pain; How MIS has Transformed the Field — Dr. Andrew Kokkino on Hospital Employment & the Challenges That Remain; How Spinal Deformity Surgery is Becoming Less Invasive — And Lowering Costs as a Result: Q&A With Dr. Todd Lansford; Personalized Medicine in Spinal Care: Q&A with Dr. Nitin Khanna of Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana; ‘Surgery is Like Comfort Food for My Soul’ — Dr. Thomas Scully on Being a Neurosurgeon in an Evolving Landscape; How Being a Patient Helped Virginia Spine Institute CEO Dr. Thomas Schuler Relate to His Patients. Click here to view the featured stories and download the PDF of the issue.
September/October 2016 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
21 Smart Spine Surgeons With Gifted Business Minds; How Beverly Hills Spine Surgery Builds Value in a Competitive Market; 5-Year Cervical Disc Replacement Results vs. Spinal Fusion: 5 Key Notes; 21 Smart Spine Surgeons With Gifted Business Minds; Dr. Frank Phillips Becomes Director of the Division of Spine Surgery at Rush: 5 Key Notes; 10 Updates on Neurosurgeon Pay; 5 Health Systems With Strong Finances; Shriners Hospital for Children Names Dr. Purnendu Gupta Chief of Staff: 5 Key Notes; Spine Surgery Costs: 5 Key Notes on Surgeon Variation; Mount Sinai’s Dr. Joshua Bederson 1st to Use Virtual Reality Imaging System: 6 Highlights; Coach Teams to Greatness: 5 Core Management Truths; Beyond Oral Opioids — Spinal Cord Stimulators, Targeted Drug Delivery & the Future of Pain Management; Top 10 US States With Most Anesthesiologists; Zimmer Biomet Jumps Into Value-Based Care With Signature Solutions: 5 Things to Know; Trends in Healthcare Wearables: What You Need to Know; Globus Medical to Acquire Alphatec’s International Business for $80M — 9 Key Notes; Medtronic’s Ambitious Goal: Generate $40B in Free Cash Flow in 5 Years — 6 Highlights; CMS Approves ICD-10 Code for Titan Spine’s nanoLOCK: 5 Things to Know; CMS Grants Add-On Payment for Magnetically Controlled Growth Rods in Spinal Deformity: 5 Key Notes; Orthopedic, Spine Device Company Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships: 8 Recent Deals; Banner Health Suffers Year’s Largest Data Breach; 3.7M Affected; Titanium-Coated PEEK Implants: Centinel Spine’s Ti-ACTIVE Advantage; Design Makes a Difference: Key Concepts for Achieving Clinical Success; 4 Strategies for Spine Surgeons to Resolve Their Claims; Charges for Spine Surgery vs. Total Joint Replacement: Which is More? 5 Things to Know; How Beverly Hills Spine Surgery Builds Value in a Competitive Market; Do Hospital Compare Scores Predict Good Spine Surgery Outcomes? 5 Things to Know; 10 Thoughts and Statistics on Medical Malpractice Claims Against Orthopedists; Private Practice vs. Employment: 5 Points on Where Today’s Residents Think They’ll End Up; The Business of Private Practice — Dr. Paul Slosar on Physician Independence; Dr. A. Nick Shamie Discusses the Challenge of Juggling Office Hours, Research & Life’s Commitments; Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is the Future: Q&A With Dr. Frank Phillips of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush; Challenges in Spinal Care: Q&A With Dr. George Cybulski of Northwestern University; Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet’s Takeaways on MIS & Outpatient Spine; SpineCal Institute’s Dr. Pablo Pazmino on Patient Education & Proving Surgical Procedures’ Efficacy; The Best New Opportunities for Spine Surgeons in Value-Based Healthcare: Q&A With Dr. Stephen Hochschuler; Dr. William C. Watters III on the Biggest Issues Facing the Industry Today; The Role of the Surgical Microscope in Modern MIS Spine; 5-Year Cervical Disc Replacement Results vs. Spinal Fusion at 2 Levels: 5 Key Notes; Advocate to Pay Largest HIPAA Settlement to Date; Endoscopic Spine Surgery Makes it Into CMS’ 2017 Fee Schedule Proposed Rule; Electrical Bone Stimulators: New Evidence Supports Treatment for Bone Healing; How Did Compensation Change for Executives, Providers From 2015 to 2016?; Effect of the Stryker Venom Cannula and Venom Electrode combination on lesion size and anesthesia delivery during radiofrequency ablation; Malls May be the Newest Healthcare Destination: 6 Things to Know; 6 Key Thoughts on Best Business Strategies for Young Spine Surgeons. Click here to view the featured stories and download the PDF of the issue.
July/August 2016 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
Minimally Invasive Spine’s Promising Future — Key Insight From SMISS President Dr. Greg Anderson; Spine Surgery Coverage Denials Cost Surgeons $191k; Where do spine surgeons fit in the changing market? Dr. Brian Gantwerker's insight; The Journey From Patient to Surgeon — Dr. Bobby Kalantar Shares How His Experience Shaped His Patient Outlook; Surgeon Entrepreneur: Dr. Kern Singh’s Quest to Make Lateral Spine Surgery More Accessible; Taking Healthy Habits to Heart: 7 Spine Surgeons Discuss Their Health & Fitness Practices; Evolutionary vs. Revolutionary: The Future of Surgical Devices and Spine Surgery; How Did 5 Orthopedic Device Giants Fare in the Most Recent Fiscal Period? 45 Notes on Stryker, Medtronic & More; PODs Under Attack Again: 5 Key Notes From the Senate Finance Committee’s Report; Zimmer Biomet to Acquire LDR in $1B Transaction — 9 Things to Know; Leveraging the Internet to Your Practice’s Benefit — 6 Medical Marketing Strategies From Dr. Tony Mork; How Should Spine Surgeons Approach a Shifting Landscape?; The Low Hanging Fruit of HIPAA Compliance: 8 Best Practices; 12 Patient Handoff Communication Tools to Know; 5 Key Points on Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush’s Bundled Payments Making Healthcare Affordable & Transparent; How to Beat Out Yelp, Healthgrades & Take Control of Spine Center Referrals; Cervical Cage Coverage: What to Expect in the Era of Insurance Company Mergers; 5 Key Strategies to Bolster Spine Profitability in the Outpatient Landscape; Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James Weinstein on What’s Wrong With Healthcare and How to Fix It; Novel Technologies Make a Splash in Outpatient Spine Setting — Dr. Nick Shamie Weighs In. Click here to view the featured stories and download the PDF of the issue.
May 2016 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
21 Spine Surgeon Leadership Awards;Turning the 'Art of Medicine' Into Evidence-Based Spine Care - Key Thoughts From Dr. Lawrence Lenke;8 Statistics on Physician Starting Salary & Bonuses;5 Trends in Complex Spine Surgery: Dr. Han Jo Kim; Comprehensive Spine Center Opens at NYU Langone; Andrews Institute Adds Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell CenterAndrews Institute Adds Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Center;Novel Technologies Make a Splash in Outpatient Spine Setting - Dr. Nick Shamie Weighs In; US Physician Practices Spend $15.4B+ Yearly on Quality Reporting: 8 Survey Findings;AxiaLIF's Value-Based Advantage: Key Thoughts on TranS1's Spinal Technology;Beyond the Device: How DePuy Synthes is Innovating in Orthopedic & Spine Technology;2-Level Disc Replacement vs. Spinal Fusion: 5 Key Notes on 5-Year Data for LDR's Mobi-C;Spine Implant Costs Vary at US Academic Medical Centers - 5 Things to Know;Material Matters: How Value-Based Spine Devices Can Help Meet the Triple Aim;How to Operate a Successful Spine Practice in a Changing Payer Environment; Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Launches Spine Tumor Center;The Next Wave of Orthopedic Independent Practice - Integrative Care;CMS's Lowest vs. Highest-Paid Physicians: 5 Key Points;California Hospital to Close After Restructuring Plan Fails;Key Opportunities to Improve Spine Surgery Patient Safety: Dr. Michael Vitale;The Great PA Debate: Should Spine Surgeons Hire Them?;Why Denver Health is Experiencing an Exodus of Physicians; Turning the 'Art of Medicine' Into Evidence-Based Spine Care - Key Thoughts From Dr. Lawrence Lenke;Emory Hospital Reports Massive Drug Theft Scheme;Minimally Invasive vs. Open TLIF: Which is Most Efficient? Has Best Outcomes? 5 Key Notes;Physician Shot and Killed by Patient at Louisiana Hospital;Ex-CEO Allegedly Bilked $1M From Troubled Florida Hospital;Physician Who Claimed to Have 11k Patients Could Spend Rest of Life Behind Bars;8 Key Concerns for Physicians in 2016;Loyalty Rankings: Epic, MEDITECH Clients Feel 'Trapped'; Cerner, athenahealth Clients 'Most Loyal';10 Hospitals Expanding Spine Programs;10 Spine, Neurosurgeon Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download the PDF of the issue.
March 2016 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
6 Key Notes on Spinal Fusion Complications & Length of Stay; 13 Statistics on Neurosurgeon Salary in 2016; Tackling Variation in Spine: Why Are There so Many Ways to Treat the Same Patient?; The Best Way to Prepare for the Future in Spine: Dr. Hyun Bae; Long-Term Efficiency of Paradigm Spine's coflex; LDR's Mobi-C vs ACDF: 5 Year Costs & Outcomes; Orthobiologics in Spinal Fusion: 5 Key Notes on Outcomes for Cerapedics' i-FACTOR; ChoiceSpine: Key 2016 Innovations; NuVasive Acquires Ellipse for $380M; Strykers Makes 3 Key Acquisitions in 2016 Q1; Justice Department Investigates Pain Compounding Cream for $500M Potential Fraud: 5 Things to Know; Physician Group M&A Up 15% in Q4: 5 Key Trends; Bundled Payments, Consolidation & More: How OrthoVirginia is Building a Future-Facing Empire; 5 Spine Surgeons Discuss Key Trends Driving the Industry; MedPAC Proposes Eliminating ASC Payment Updates in 2017: 5 Key Notes; The Growth of Outpatient Spine - 9 Key Points. Click here to view the featured stories and download the PDF of the issue.
January 2016 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
Payer Coverage Policies in Spine- Key Thoughts From Dr. Gregory Przybylski; Healthcare Executives Expect M&A to Drive Growth in 2016; Cervical Spine Research Society Elects Dr. Robert Heary President: 6 Key Notes; Is Your Medical Device Hacked?; The Theory Behind Geisinger's Spine Surgery Refund; Healthcare Sector to be Biggest Source of Jobs in Next Decade: 4 Statistics; Population Health on a Budget: How One Orthopedic Surgeon Succeeded in Chicago's Most Impoverished Neighborhoods; Orthopedic ASC Income Statement- 20 Key Statistics; Advocate Health Care to Run 56 Metro Chicago Walgreens Clinics: 6 Things to Know; Moody's: 3 Important Insights Into the Orthopedic Device Industry in 2016; OrthoVirginia Merges With The Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia; Key Thoughts on Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Coverage & Payer Policy; Google and Johnson & Johnson to Form New Surgical Company- 4 Highlights; 22 Minimally Invasive Spine Devices to Know; Do You Have a Lean OR? How to Improve Quality & Cut Costs in Spine From Dr. Lloyd Hey; How ICD-10 Affects 2 Spine Practices; A Surprising Uptick: More Physicians Not Selling Practices; High Rate of Hospital Employment of Physician Linked to Lower Hospital Profits; Getting Past the Fear of Spine Surgery in an ASC Setting; Exciting Trends for 2016: 3 Spine Surgeons Share; Is Formality a Thing of the Past? 5 Notes on Patients Calling Physicians by Their First Name; 25 Spine Surgeons Recently on the Move; Will Spine Face Bundled Payments in the Future?; 7 Key Trends in Healthcare Spending for 2016; Healthcare is Barreling Toward Integration- 5 Key Thoughts; Cerner's Ultimatum to Employees: Give up Right to Sue, or Give Up Raises; CMS Finalizes Bundled Payment Initiative for Hip, Knee Replacements: 7 Key Notes. Click here to view the featured stories and download the PDF of the issue.
November 2015 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
Future of Private Practice: Key Thoughts From OrthoCarolina CEO Dr. Daniel Murrey;
The 2016 Presidential Campaign Trail: Key Issues for Spine Surgeons;
How the Economy Affects Spine Surgeons; Try Your Hand at Politics: 5 Core Concepts for Spine Surgeons; CNN Names ‘Undercover Physician’ and Orthopedic Surgeon Top Heroes of 2015; Give Everyone Skin in the Game — Dr. Richard Kube on Physician Independence & The Business of Healthcare; The Future of Private Practice: Key Thoughts From OrthoCarolina CEO Dr. Daniel Murrey; Coding Updates for Sacroplasty in 2015; The Future of Private Practice: Key Thoughts From OrthoCarolina CEO Dr. Daniel Murrey; One Surgeons — And What They Need to Know for the Future; Are Independent Physicians Facing a Dependent Future?; 9 Things to Know About Spine in ASCs; 10 Spine, Neurosurgeons on the Move; 10 Statistics on Neurosurgeon Salaries & Bonuses; First Implant of Alphatec Spine’s Bone Graft Implant Successful: 5 Takeaways; Global Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Devices Market on the Rise: 5 Things to Know; Global Spinal Implants and Devices Market to Hit $15.7B by 2020: 5 Things to Know; Defining Value in Spine: Improved Outcomes & Cost Reduction; Has Orthopedic Surgeon Salary Diminished in the Last 5 Years?; Hospitals Turning to Physician Practice Acquisitions for Growth: 5 Key Trends; Whistle-Blower Physician: ‘We Have Got to Get Hospitals Out of the Business of Hiring Doctors’; High vs. Low Volume Surgeons for Scoliosis Procedures; Spine Payments, Competition & New Techniques: What Excites Spine Surgeons Most About the Current Landscape; When Spine Surgery Navigation Becomes Cost Effective: 5 Key Notes; Where Non-Operative Spine Specialists Fit in the Future: What Surgeons Need to Know; 5 Essentials for Surgeons to Know About the Stock Market; Physician Assistant Pay: 5 Things to Know. Click here to view the featured stories and download the pdf of the issue.
July/August 2015 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
How spine surgeons fit into population health — 3 key ways practices are changing; How orthopedic & spine practices can thrive over the next 5 years — Drs. Richard Wohns, Daniel Murrey, David Rothbart; 8 trends in the spine surgery payer, reimbursement market; Publishers Letter; 38 spine-driven ASCs to know | 2015; McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center fires surgeon who performs cases at ASC; surgeon sues hospital - 11 key notes; Hospitals face 4 lawsuits in connection with unnecessary spine surgeries case — 6 things to know; Dr. Aria Sabit pleads guilty to unnecessary spine surgery, faces 11+ years in prison — 5 things to know; Population health and spine: 5 key predictions & 5 ways to prepare for the future; Dr. Neel Anand: Challenges & opportunities in spine population health; Neurosurgeon named in counterfeit spinal implant lawsuit — 5 things to know; CMS proposes ASC policy, payment changes for 2016: 8 things to know; Biggest influences, accomplishments & leadership through change — Spotlight on Dr. Richard Wohns; Do you have an independent spine practice? These ancillaries will keep you there; 10 spine, neurosurgeons on the move — June 4, 2015; Blue Cross parent posts $281.9M loss in first year of PPACA exchanges; Healthcare spending rises 7.2% in Q1: 5 key points; 2016 PPACA insurance rates: 8 things to know; The CORE Institute, Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists partner: 4 important observations; 3,900 physicians earn millions from Medicare in 2013: 3 things to know; 5 literature-loving spine surgeons discuss the works that influenced them most; Brigham and Women's Hospital names Dr. James Kang orthopedics chairman: 6 key facts; The best music to pump up or calm down orthopedic, spine surgeons in the OR; Cigna rejects latest takeover bid from Anthem; Geisinger Medical Center joins Employers Centers of Excellence for spine care — 6 key notes; 5 statistics on orthopedic surgeon net worth; CMS unable to verify $2.8B in payments to insurers; Motion preservation and the rise of disc replacement; Fallout from the physician shortage: How will it affect spine care; 5 things to know about adult spinal deformity patient-reported outcomes; Supreme Court keeps ACA exchange subsidies intact — 5 things to know; OIG kickback alert focuses on physician compensation arrangements; Click here to view the featured stories and download the pdf of the issue.
May 2015 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
How The CORE Institute grew 40% last quarter — IT leads the way; The corporate takeover of healthcare: What it means for spine surgery; How innovative spine surgeons stay on the cutting-edge — And where to focus in the future; Publisher's Letter; 20 Spine Surgeon Leadership Awards; Top 10 specialties with highest pay — Orthopedists lead the pack; Dr. Alexander Vaccaro takes the helm at Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques — 5 key changes; Drs. Larry Lenke, Daniel Riew, Ronald Lehman leaving St. Louis for NYC — 5 things to know; 7 key statistics on retail clinics; Proposed CMS 2016 IPPS rule would increase MU payments 1.1%; Becker’s ASC 22nd Annual Meeting -The Business and Operations of ASCs brochure; How Much of Your Taxes are Spent on Healthcare? 5 Things to Know; ACOs Now Serve About 16% of US Residents; Executive Briefing: Key Thoughts on Oblique Lateral Spine Surgery A Differentiated Approach in Lateral Spine Surgery: Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion (OLIF at L2-L5); Titanium spinal implants? 5 key points on effectiveness; 7 important trends in the global orthobiologics market; Medtronic is headed for strong 2015 — 8 reasons why; 10 states where physicians earn the most; Bundled spine surgery for Walmart, Lowe's employees — 6 things to know; Physicians: 5 most prevalent effects of PPACA roll-out; Texas Children's Hospital names Dr. John Dormans orthopedics chief: 6 things to know; 25 Spine Device Awards | 2015; Spinal deformity surgery — On the cutting edge with Drs. Isador Lieberman, Suken Shah; Minimally invasive spine surgery — Current trends & topics; How high-energy spine surgeons start their day — 5 things to know; The best vacation spots for spine surgeons; Building an empire: How Dr. Douglas Won created a physician-led health system; First Choice Healthcare Adds The B.A.C.K. Center — 5 Key Takeaways; The best & worst states for physicians to practice; 5 Key Observations on Spine Surgeon Interaction With Insurance Companies; Criminal attacks No. 1 cause of healthcare data breaches: 5 things to know; Bringing a Spine Start-Up to Fruition — New Technology in Spine Navigation; Mount Sinai Health System Appoints Dr. Andrew Hecht Chief of Spine Surgery — 5 Key Notes; Click here to view the featured stories and download the pdf of the issue.
March 2015 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
Words From the Wise: Dr. Gunnar Andersson on Spine Surgery’s Evolution, Leadership & Life After Clinical Practice; Spotlight on a Spine Surgeon Leader: Dr. Alexander Vaccaro; 6 Key Thoughts on Spinal Implants, Outpatient Surgery & Future Expectations; Publisher’s Letter; 5 Things to Know About Hospital Costs for Anterior Cervical Fusions; Where Do Physicians Earn the Most?; Spinal Implant Material Matters: What Titanium Can Do for You (and Your Patients); Why Endoscopic Spine Surgery is the Next Tech Disruptor; 13th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine brochure; 55 Spine Surgeons on the Forefront of Biologics & Stem Cells; Medtronic Pays $2.8M in False Claims Settlement — 5 Things to Know; 5 Top Investments for Spine Surgeons Today; 18 Statistics on Orthopedic Surgeon Salary & Bonus; The PA’s Role Today: 5 Key Thoughts; A Physician Shortage is Coming — Will it Impact Spine?; BCBS of Texas Forms 1st ACO-Like Organization With State Medical Association; Medical Errors Still a Leading Cause of Death in America; UCLA to Pilot Inclusion of Genomic Data in EHR; Dr. Sanjay Khurana Helps Rescue Harrison Ford From Crashed Air Plane; In-Office Ancillaries Under Attack — 5 Key Points; Google, Twitter, Yahoo Among 3rd Parties Accessing HealthCare.gov Data; Click here to view the featured stories and download the pdf of the issue.
January 2015 Issue of Becker's Spine Review.
Global Payments are Changing Spine Care — 5 Key Observations; 10 Observations on Spine Tech Innovation: Are We Entering the Dark Ages?; Public Healthcare Policy 101 for Spine Surgeons — What to Know for 2015; Physicians Report Lower Compensation Increases: 6 Things to Know; Where Spine Surgery & Innovation is Headed: 10 Surgeons on Big Roadblocks & Opportunities; How Can Orthopedic Residency Programs Improve? 5 Key Observations; How Spine Patient Care Pathways are Changing — For the Better? How Spine Patient Care Pathways are Changing — For the Better?; Spine Surgery for Medicare Patients in ASCs in 2015 — But Will Spine Make Good Business Sense?; 10 Observations on Healthcare Merger & Acquisition Activity for the Future; Staying Independent Despite Healthcare Reform? 8 Tips; Outlook for Cervical Disc Replacement: Rosy, With the Right Data; Zimmer Spine Outlook: Key Thoughts & Trends From Steve Healy; Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion: Ready for Prime Time; Spine Surgery for ‘Generation Me’: Will Customization Lead to Better Outcomes?; CMS Final Rule: 10 Key Concepts for Physician Pay; 5 of the Biggest False Claims Act Developments in 2014; 37 Spine Surgeons Under 40 to Know; 50 Key Points on the Spine Device Market Through 2020. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.
October 2014 Issue of Becker's Spine Review
How Spine Surgery Will Thrive in a Data-Driven World; Spine Device Market Report: 5 Key Concepts for Future Growth; What Spine Surgeons stand to gain and lose from risk sharing payment models; Quality, Cost & Patient Satisfaction Post-Reform: How Top Spine Surgeons Accomplish Them All; Turning the Ideal into Reality: How to Practice Sustainable Spine Care; The Most Valuable Leader in Spine: 5 ways to Become a Sustainable Spine Champion; Rising Stars: 35 Spine Surgeons Under 40 to Know; The Cost of Spine Care: 5 Factors Surgeons Can Impact; The Lateral Revolution: How New Technology Makes Spine Surgery Better; 5 Spine Device Companies Ready for Prime Time; 10 Big Spine, Orthopedic Device Company Acquisitions in 2014; What Does it Take to Succeed in the Spine Device Market? Quality, Surgeon Partnerships & Differentiation; Leading the Charge in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery- How One Institution is Paving the Way; 10 Statistics on Orthopedic Surgeon Salary & Bonus; Orthopedist vs Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgeries; Does it Make a Difference? 226 Spine Surgeons to Know - 2014; PODs Under Attack - 5 things to Know; Can you guarantee orthopedic outcomes?; Spine Surgery Episodes of Care: $9k Medicare Payment Variation - 5 things to Know; 25 Spine Surgical Specialists on the Move. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.
July Issue of Becker's Spine Review
Deconstructing the Cost of Spine Care: Where Dollars Really Go; Accountable Spine Care: Behind the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative; The Volatile Spine Device Market: Mergers, IPOs & International Growth; Publisher’s Letter; 17 Spine Surgeons Receive Leadership Award; Dr. Roger Hӓrtl: 4 Exciting Areas in Spine Development; Stem Cells for Spine: Phase 2 Outcomes Promising for Mesoblast; XLIF for Scoliosis Surgery: Dr. Frank Phillips Measures Positive Outcomes; The Economics of Spine Surgery: How Pain Management Makes a Difference; Changing the Way We Look at Pain & Functional Outcomes in Spine Surgery; The Financial Health of Providers: Impact of Spine Patient Satisfaction & Pain Management; Young Spine Surgeons Entering the Field: 5 Key Trends; CPT Editorial Panel Updates for Spine: 2 Key Concepts for 2015; Medtronic's $22M Infuse Settlement: 5 Things to Know; The Making of an Interactive Spine Registry: Dr. Zoher Ghogawala; Becker’s ASC 21st Annual Meeting -The Business and Operations of ASCs Brochure; 5 Core Concepts on the Biggest Strides in Complex Spine Today; 15 Growing Spine Device Companies; Post Sunshine Act: How Spine Surgeon Relationships With Industry Are Evolving; Medicare Data Released: How Data Transparency is Transforming the Spine Field; How Spine Surgeons Opening ASCs Will Impact Healthcare Delivery & Costs; Regional Brain and Spine’s Innovative Business Strategy: Leasing One ASC Day Per Week; The Hancocks of Healthcare — A Nashville Success Story. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.
April Issue of Becker's Spine Review
Minimally Invasive vs. Open Spine Surgery: Where the Field is Headed; Evidence-Based Medicine, Healthcare Reform & Reimbursement in Spine: Q&A With NASS President Dr. William Watters; Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement: What the Long-Term Data Means for Spine; Publisher's Letter; Strides in Spine Surgery: Where We Are & Where We're Going; Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Do Benefits Outweigh the Risks?; Cost-Effectiveness: How Do MIS & Open Spine Surgeries Compare?; 10 Spine Procedure Coverage & Reimbursement Updates; Spine Moneyball: How Analytics Will Impact Spine Care Over the Next 5 Years; Scoliosis Surgery Technology Advancement — Clinical, Cost & Quality Advantages of Precision Spine's Reform® System; Spine Surgery's Next Frontier: Biologics & Regenerative Medicine; 16 Spine Device Awards — 2014;Global Medical Device Market Updates: Expect Big Growth in Spine, Biomaterials; Spine Device Market Update: Best Opportunities & Biggest Challenges; Do Spine Surgeons Treat Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation Differently? 5 Findings; 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine Brochure; The Future of Spinal Fusion: Where BMP Stands Today & Tomorrow; 20 Cutting-Edge Innovations in Spine; Innovation in Spine MIS, Biologics & More: Can Anything Stem the Flow?; Roadblocks to Spine Reimbursement: Overcome Today's Challenges & Prepare for Tomorrow; The Future of Spine Surgery at ASCs: Q&A With Meridian Surgical Partners President Kenny Hancock; Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Reimbursement: Patient Perception vs. Reality; 20 Spine Surgeons & Specialists on the Move; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
January Issue of Becker's Spine Review
How Will the Healthcare Changes Shape the Practice of Spine Surgery?; Going Global: Where the Spine Device Market is Headed; Bundled Payments for Spine Surgery: Are They a Good Idea?; Publisher’s Letter; How Spine Surgeons Can Succeed With Consensus Building: Q&A With Dr. K. Daniel Riew ; NASS to Washington Post: Don’t Condemn All Spinal Fusions; Dr. Daniel Resnick: NASS Registry Update; Spine Surgery vs. Joint Replacement: Cost Effectiveness Compared; 8 Spine and Neurosurgeons on the Move; 51 Spine Surgeons on Top Leadership Strategies; Can Spine Device Start-Ups Still Survive?; OIG Issues Findings on Spine Device Physician-Owned Distributorships; Device Companies — 7 Key Notes — NuVasive, Zimmer Spine & More; Key Advice for a Successful Practice: 5 Spine Surgeons Weigh In; Spotlight on Innovative Spine Care Delivery: Geisinger Neuroscience Institute's Dr. Jonathan Slotkin; 10 Key Components of On-Call Contracts for Spine Surgeons; 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine Brochure; The Future of Spine Surgery; Outpatient Spine Surgery: 5 Surgeons on Performing Cases in ASCs; CMS Won’t Cover New Technique for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients; Disc Replacement vs. Spinal Fusion: 4 Findings on Dysphagia Levels; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
October Issue of Becker's Spine Review
The Future of Spine Surgeon Employment: Q&A With Dr. Gunnar Andersson of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush; 13 Strategies for Spine Surgeons to Improve Clinic Efficiency; 92 Spine Surgeon Inventors & Innovators to Know; How to Move the Spine Field Forward: Q&A With Dr. Lawrence Lenke; Advance Spine Through Leadership in Professional Societies: Q&A With Rothman Institute President Dr. Todd Albert; 6 Spine Surgeon Honors & Awards; 5 Areas for Spine Surgeon Leaders to Pave the Way Today From Dr. Richard Wohns; 7 Access to Care Issues for Spine Patients & How Surgeons Can Overcome Them; 8 Predictions on the Future of Spine Surgery Innovation; What Is the Future of Biologics in Spine? 4 Surgeons Discuss; 5 Questions to Ask Before Transitioning Spine Cases to Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
July Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
14 Spine Surgeons Receive Leadership Awards; Driving Value in Spine Care: Outpatient Spine Surgery; 5 Qualities of Spine Center Leaders for Today & Tomorrow; Publisher's Letter; 139 Speakers at the 2013 Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference; What Medicare Cuts Mean for Spine Surgeons: Q&A With Dr. Terrence Crowder of Sonoran Spine Center; Starting a Device Company: 3 Steps From Dr. Scott Spann; 5 Spine Surgeons on the Most Fulfilling Aspects of Their Careers; Fostering Evidence-Based Spine Advances: Q&A With Dr. Daniel Resnick of NASS; 105 Spine Surgery Practices to Know; 5 Ideas for Spine Practice Growth in Today's Healthcare Market; Neurosurgeon Salary vs. Hospital Revenue Generated; 6 Strategies to Make Spine Practice Business Models More Patient-Centric; 2012 vs. 2011: 20 Statistics on How Orthopedist Compensation Changed; How to Reduce Costs & Maintain Quality of Care: 5 Spine Surgeons Weigh In; 4 Challenges Today's Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Face; 3 Predictions for the Future of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; 5-Year Spinal Disc Replacement Data is In: How it Compares With Spinal Fusion; 8 Trends for the Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis; 45 Spine Surgeons at Spine & Orthopedics-Focused Hospitals; How to Build & Manage Spine Groups in the 21st Century: Q&A With Dr. Richard Kube; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
April Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
8 Big Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; 50 Spine Surgeons & Specialists Researching Biologics for Spine Treatments; Economics, Politics & the Independent Spine Surgeon: Q&A With Dr. Craig Callewart; 8 Big Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; 50 Spine Surgeons & Specialists Researching Biologics for Spine Treatments; Economics, Politics & the Independent Spine Surgeon: Q&A With Dr. Craig Callewart; 6 Top Advocacy Issues for North American Spine Society; 5 Proactive Steps for Spine Surgeons to Influence Spine Care Policy; 11 Spine Surgeons Discuss Exciting Trends for the Future; 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference; Spine Imaging: 5 Strategies for Meeting “Milliman Criteria” Requirements; Incorporating Weight-Bearing MRI Into Spine Practices: Q&A With Dr. Douglas Smith of Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants; 5 Big Opportunities for Spine Surgery Research & Development; Discectomy for Disc Herniation Could Save $2.1 Billion Over Non-Surgical Treatment; 18 Spine Surgeon & Specialist Appointments and Accomplishments; The Future of Spine Innovation: Q&A With Dr. Hyun Bae of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; 4 35 Spine Device Companies Making a Difference; Spine Technology Coverage Post Healthcare Reform: Q&A With Dr. Gunnar Andersson of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush; Minimally Invasive Spine Market Expected to Top $2B by 2017; Global Nonfusion Spine Market to Grow to $1B by 2017; 8 Factors Impacting Spine Surgery Coverage Rates; 6 Factors for Positive Employee Culture at Spine Groups; Lowering Hospital Readmissions: 4 Ideas for Spine Surgeons; 35 Spine-Driven ASCs to Know; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
January Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
100 Spine Surgeons Advancing the Field; 5 Factors for Spine Surgeons to Negotiate Better Payor Contracts; 10 Key Trends in Spine Surgery for 2013; 100 Spine Surgeons Advancing the Field; 10 Key Trends in Spine Surgery for 2013; 5 Factors for Spine Surgeons to Negotiate Better Payor Contracts; Biggest Challenges for Spine Surgeons Heading Into 2013: Q&A With Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein; Dr. Thomas Errico: 5 Goals of International Advocates for Spine Patients; Goals & Priorities for Spine Surgeons Post Healthcare Reform: Q&A With NASS President Dr. Charles Mick; 5 Tips for Entrepreneurial Spine Surgeons to Stay Independent; Insurance Dependency: Gearing Up for Next Year; 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference; Quality & Cost-Effective Spinal Imaging of the Future: Q&A With Eric Bailey of NeuroLogica; Quality & Cost-Effective Spinal Imaging of the Future: Q&A With Eric Bailey of NeuroLogica; Passing the Torch: 6 Characteristics to Look For in Tomorrow’s Spine Surgeon Leaders; AreACOs Beneficial for Spine Surgeons? Q&A With Dr. Nick Shamie of UCLA; 8 Important Spinal Technology Advances Heading Into 2013; 50 Spine Surgeons Leading Scoliosis Development; Should CRNAs Treat Chronic Pain? Q&A With ASIPP Chairman Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti; 5 Tips to Enhance Pain Specialist Communication With Primary Care Physicians; 8 Benchmarks for Low Back Pain Injections in ASCs; 8 Thoughts on How President Barack Obama’s Re-Election Impacts Spine Surgery; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
October Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
56 Sports Medicine Practices to Know; 12 Tactics for Spine Surgeons to Avoid Hospital Employment; 10 Trends in Reimbursement for Spinal Surgery; Publisher’s Letter: October 2012; 8 Challenges for Spine Surgeons Over the Next 10 Years; 7 Trends Impacting the Future of Spinal Surgery; 5 Big Changes in Coverage Policies Devastating Spine Surgery; 10 Top Issues for Spine Surgeons After the Supreme Court Upheld Healthcare Reform; 7 Spine Surgeons on Biggest Opportunities for Growth in Spinal Surgery; Developing an Orthopedic Spine & Neurosurgery Partnership That Works: Q&A With Dr. Edward Benzel and Adam Bartsch of Cleveland Clinic; 60 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know; 8 Benefits for Spine Practices of Adding Pain Management; Inside the Orthopedic Bundled Payment Program in Tennessee: Q&A With TriZetto's Camille Van Vurst and Blue Cross's Dr. Thomas Lundquist; Where Orthopedic Surgeons Fit in ACOs: 3 Experts Weigh-In; 11 Key Legal Risk Areas for ASCs; Why a Physician-Owned Orthopedics Specialty Hospital Can Succeed: Q&A With Rothman Specialty Hospital; 7 Challenges & Innovations on the Horizon for Orthopedic Technology; 7 Biggest Factors Impacting Spine Research & Innovation; 5 Expectations for the Minimally Invasive Spine Market; Pressing Issues in Interventional Pain Management Advocacy: Q&A With Dr. Scott Glaser of ASIPP; Minimally Invasive Total Shoulder Replacements & What Lies Ahead for Shoulder Surgery: Q&A With Dr. Anthony Romeo of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush; On the Forefront of ACL Reconstruction: 4 Points From Dr. Freddie Fu of UPMC Sports Medicine; 18 Spine Surgeons & Specialists on the Move. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
July Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
55 Spine Surgery Practices to Know; The Most Important Issues Facing Spine Surgeons: Q&A With ISASS President Dr. Steven Garfin; 10 Steps to Negotiate Smart Bundled Payment for Orthopedic Surgery; Publisher’s Letter: July 2012; 6 Steps to Prepare for the Future of Outpatient Spine Surgery; The Making of a Minimally Invasive Spine Institute: Q&A With Dr. Frank Phillips of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush; 8 Spine Surgeons on the Future of Spinal Fusions; 7 Steps for Spine Surgeons to Avoid Commoditization; Funding the Future of Spine Research: Q&A With Dr. Charles Branch & Dr. James Heckman of Collaborative Spine Research Foundation; 12 Spine Surgeon Recognitions; 5 Thoughts for Spine Surgeons on Migrating Cases to ASCs; How Does Kentucky's Latest Pain Management Legislation Impact Physicians? Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of ASIPP; 4 Steps to Greater Collaboration Between Pain Management & Primary Care; 10 Benchmarking Statistics About ASC Pain Management Revenue; Dr. Brian Cole: 5 Big Challenges for Orthopedic Surgeons Today; 22 Spine-Driven Ambulatory Surgery Centers; 5 Points on Orthopedic Surgeon Income & Payment Models; 15 Statistics on Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation in 2011; 8 Points on Teleradiology for Sports Medicine; Contact Sports: "You Should Have Your Head Examined"; Global Teleradiology Market to Grow 19.3% to 2015; 10 Steps for Spine Surgeons to Negotiate Best Vendor Contracts; Innovation in Spine Technology Post Healthcare Reform: Q&A With Dr. Dennis Crandall; Where the Spine Technology Market is Headed: Q&A With K2M CEO Eric Major; 10 Milestones for Spine Devices & Implants; 30 Orthopedic Surgeons on the Move. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
April Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
208 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know; 11 Key Issues Facing Surgery Centers—2012; 8 Keys to Success in Sports Medicine From Dr. James Andrews; Publisher’s Letter: April 2012; 4 Strategies to Prepare for Changes in Reimbursement; The State of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Q&A With SMISS Co-Founder Dr. William Taylor; 8 Pillars of Success at Sonoran Spine Center; Dr. Frank Cammisa: 8 Top Challenges for Spine Surgeons This Year; Dr. Stephen Hochschuler: 8 Changes to Ensure a Brighter Future for Spine Surgery; 7 Best Practices for Increasing Spine Center Profitability; 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference; Dr. Brian Cole: 3 Exciting Trends in Sports Medicine Research; 6 Goals for Sports Medicine From Dr. Kevin Plancher; 4 Business Principles for Growing a Sports Medicine Center; The Future of Evidence-Based Medicine in Pain Management: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of ASIPP; 5 Procedures Pain Management Physicians Must Do in 2012; 25 Orthopedic Surgeons on the Move. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
January/February Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
125 Outstanding Knee Surgeons; 101 Hospitals With Great Spine & Neurosurgery Programs; Highest and Lowest Compensated Orthopedists: 5 Things to Know; Publisher's Letter; 10 Tips for Orthopedic Practices to Remain Independent; 5 Principles of Rothman Institute's Innovative Orthopedic Practice Business Model; 5 Points on Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation and Expenses; Are Partial Knee Replacements a Passing Trend or the Future of Knee Care; Uncovering the Chondrolysis Mystery: 7 Insights to Know; 5 Points on Developing a Concierge Sports Medicine Practice; NASS Next Year: Dr. Michael Heggeness on Goals & Challenges for 2012; Where Spine Research is Headed: 5 Points From Dr. Frank Phillips; Importance of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in the ASC Setting: Q&A With Dr. John Peloza; Now is a Great Time to be a Physician: Q&A With Dr. John Caruso on Physician Involvement in Healthcare Changes; Spine vs. Neurosurgeon Compensation: Who Receives More?; Healthcare Reform and its Effect on Pain Management: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; Dr. Scott Glaser: The Need for Interconnected Prescription Monitoring Programs; 10 Ways to Improve Profitability for Pain Management; 28 Pain Management-Driven ASCs to Know; 5 Points on Ultrasound for Pain Management; 12 Research and Development Projects for New Orthopedic & Spine Technology; 10 Orthopedic & Spine Device Company Financial Reports; Low Cost Orthopedic Implants: 5 Things to Know About Buying at Wholesale Price; 25 Orthopedic Surgeons on the Move; Being a Team Physician for Professional Athletes: Q&A With Indiana Pacers Team Physician Dr. Timothy Hupfer. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
September/October Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
Will There Be a Place for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Relationships With Device Companies in the Future? 6 Responses; Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery: 6 Points on the Present and Future; 67 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists; Publisher’s Letter: September 2011; Dr. John Caruso: Becoming a Champion of Change in Healthcare; Dr. Brian Cole: Developing the Future of Cartilage Regeneration in Orthopedics; Simplifying the Complexities of Being a Team Physician for Professional Athletes: Q&A With Dr. Doug Freedberg; What Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Means and Why it Will Survive: 5 Points From Dr. Frank Phillips; Dr. Frank Cammisa: 4 Points on Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusions; Top 10 Things to Look for in a Teleradiology Group; Changes for CMS Imaging Reimbursement; Dr. Scott Glaser: 6 Points on Why Repeal of IPAB and PCORI is Necessary; Impact on Pain Management of the New Outcomes Research Institute: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti; 50 Orthopedic and Spine Devices to Know; 30 Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on the Move. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
July/August Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
6 Ways Evidence-Based Medicine Impacts Orthopedic and Spine Surgery; AAOS President Dr. Daniel Berry: 4 Thoughts on the Future; 50 Great Orthopedic Practices to Know; Publisher’s Letter: July 2011; 9 Points for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on Forming Positive Relationships With Hospitals; 70 Outstanding Hip Surgeons and Specialists; Zimmer’s Cheryl Blanchard: 5 Points on the International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries; 10 Biggest Trends in Spine Pain Management; 6 Studies Supporting Timely Surgical Intervention for Appropriate Spine Indications; 5 New Studies Influencing Sports Medicine; What Percentage of Orthopedic Surgeons Will be Employed in 5 Years? 10 Responses; 30 Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on the Move. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
March/April Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America; 4 Solutions to Common Reasons Why Orthopedic Surgeons Lose Money; Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Compensation: How Does Your Subspecialty Stack Up?; Publisher’s Letter: March 2011; Spinal Fusions Face an Uncertain Future; 4 Ways Sports Medicine Physicians Can Stay Ahead; 8 New Studies Impacting Sports Medicine; Orthopedic and Spine Device Industry Post-Reform: 6 Challenges; Physician-Hospital Contracting – A Compliance Approach; 20 Headline-Making Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
January/February Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
70 of the Best Knee Surgeons in America; The Year Ahead: 9 Biggest Issues for Orthopedic Surgeons in 2011; The Future of Orthopedic Surgeon Employment: 3 Core Concepts; Publisher’s Letter: November/December 2010; 5 Top-Paid Specialists Include Spine, Neurosurgery and Sports Medicine; Spine Surgery in 2011 and Beyond: 7 Points About the Future of Spine Surgery; 5 Techniques for Increasing Patient Volume at Your Sports Medicine Practice; 10 Recent Orthopedic and Spine Device Company Partnerships and Acquisitions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
November/December Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
7 Healthcare Reform Changes Affecting Orthopedic Surgeons; Latest Trends in Spine Surgery Techniques: Laser and Stem Cell Technology; 24 Orthopedic Practices With Great Sports Medicine Programs; Publisher’s Letter: November/December 2010; 6 Ways to Avoid Denied Claims for Spine Procedures; 4 Technologies to Improve Orthopedic Practice Revenue Cycle Management; AHA Complains of Overzealous False Claims Enforcement on Spinal Procedure; 3 Clarifications for Orthopedic Injection Coding; 4 Issues Which Will Shape the Future of Orthopedics; 5 Best Practices for Physicians to Develop a Successful Sports Medicine Practice; Top 5 Orthopedic Device Companies Based on 2009 Revenues; DePuy Orthopaedics Recalls ASR Hip System; 6 Key Questions to Ask When Considering an Ancillary Physical Therapy Program at Your Practice; PRP Use for Orthopedics: Updates and Standards from AAOS; 8 Statistics About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation; Healthcare Reform Act’s Impact on Orthopedic and Spine Device Companies. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
September/October Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
6 Key Issues and Trends Impacting Outpatient Services and Physician-Owned Facilities; Trends in Sports Medicine: Q&A With AOSSM President Dr. Robert Stanton; 13 Strategic Thoughts and Concepts for Orthopedic Practices: Developing a Strategic Plan and Allocating Practice Resources; Publisher’s Letter: September/October 2010; Spine and Sports Medicine Surgeons Top List of Highest Paid Orthopedic Specialties; How One Entrepreneurial Patient Helped Found a Chain of Leading Outpatient Spine Institutes: Q&A With LSI Co-Founder Bill Horne; 42 Orthopedic and Spine Device Companies to Know; Dr. Boyd Haynes: Q&A About Virginia’s First Outpatient Total Knee Replacement; 3 Ways to Control Ancillary Service Leakage With OrthoCarolina CEO Dr. Daniel Murrey; 3 Steps to Improve Spine Efficiency and Cut Costs; 4 Ways to Improve Profits at Sports Medicine Practices; 5 Tips for Building a Successful Sports Medicine Center; 5 Tips to Improve Recruitment of Spine Physicians and Staff; 4 Statistics on Spine Surgeon Compensation; 5 Things to Know About the Global Orthopedic Implants Market. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
July Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
8 Implications of Healthcare Reform on Orthopedic and Spine Practices; Call Coverage Payments: Trends, Regulations, Statistics and Valuation Considerations; Independent Medical Practice: Does Healthcare Reform Mark the Beginning of the End?; Publisher’s Letter: July/August 2010; 5 Best Practices to Improve Spine Efficiency in ASCs; Building Strong Anesthesia Partnerships in Spine-Focused ASCs; 6 Ancillary Services to Increase Your Orthopedic Practice Revenue; 8 Statistics About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation; 18 Orthopedic and Spine Practice CEOs & Administrators to Know; Q&A With Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery; Q&A With Dr. Joshua Siegel, Director of Sports Medicine for Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Exeter, NH; 9 Keys to OrthoCarolina’s Success; Trends and Developments Shaping the Future of Spine: Q&A With Ben Shappley of Amedica Corp.; NIH Releases New Conflict-of-Interest Rules for Medical Research Funding; 4 Orthopedic Implant and Device Developments; Benefits of Not Carving Out Spine Implant Costs; 6 Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Survey: 25% of Orthopedists Plan to Reduce Metal-on-Metal Hip Usage. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
May/June Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
How Healthcare Reform Impacts ASCs and Physician-Owned Hospitals – 10 Observations; To Sell or Not to Sell: A Guide for Orthopedic Practices Eyeing Deals With Hospitals; 9 Reimbursement and Business Concepts for Orthopedics in ASCs; Publisher’s Letter: May/June 2010; What Health Reform Will Mean for Physicians and Hospitals; Orthopedics Gross Charge and Revenue Statistics by Number of ORs; 20 Orthopedic- and Spine-Driven ASCs to Know; 5 Things Orthopedics and Spine Practices Can Do Immediately to Improve Profits; Becker's ASC Review/Becker's Hospital Review Names 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare; Why Patient Selection Matters to Spine-Focused ASCs: Q&A With Dr. Thomas Forget; 6 Reimbursement and Business Concepts for Spine in ASCs. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
March/April Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
5 Tips to Grow Your Orthopedics Practice From Central Maine Orthopedics; 5 New Developments in Orthopedics; 50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America; Publisher’s Letter: March/April 2010; A Big-Picture Vision for Spine Care: Q&A With Dr. John Caruso; 8 Statistics About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation; Becker's ASC Review, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review Announce 8th Annual Conference on Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASCs: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues; 4 Trends in Orthopedic and Spine Services in Hospitals and Surgery Centers; Free Becker’s Healthcare Alert Sends Breaking Healthcare Business and Legal News and Analysis to Your Inbox Daily; 10 Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon-Inventors; Brett Gosney: 5 Tips for Maintaining Orthopedic Implant Costs; Study Calls for Changes in Training of Orthopedic Surgeons; Supply of Orthopedic Surgeons Won’t Keep Up With Surging Demand. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
January Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
11 Challenges and Opportunities for Orthopedic and Spine Practices in 2010; 11 Statistics and Facts About Orthopedics and Orthopedic Practices; 25 of the Best Knee Surgeons in the United States; Publisher’s Letter: January 2010; Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons Share 9 Top Concerns for 2010; 7 Orthopedic Clinical Practices That Can Affect Your Organization's Bottom Line With Dr. Carlos Guanche; Spine Surgeon Robert Bray Predicts a Major Shift of Volume Into ASCs; 7 Statistics About the Orthopedics Market; Rush’s Joshua Jacobs Talks about New Orthopedic Building, Translating Research Into Practice; Trends Toward Outpatient Spine Surgery and Healthcare Reform Efforts: Q & A with Chris Zorn of Spine Surgical Innovation. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
October Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
Orthopedic Practice Administrators Salaries: Current Observations, Trends and Best Practices; 5 Best Practices for Preparing for the Future: What Your Orthopedic and Spine Practice Should Do to Thrive Now and After the Recession; 15 Great Hip Specialists to Know; Dr. Timothy Kremchek Shares Insight on How to Develop a Strong Community Presence for an Orthopedic Practice; Providing Quality Spine Care at a Reduced Cost: The Impact of ASC-Based Spine Surgery; ASC Spine Surgery Benchmarking DataBiomet CEO: Reformers Appear to be Biased Against Orthopedists, Other Specialists; Charles Saltzman Installed as President of American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society; Study: After-Hours Orthopedic Surgery has Slightly Higher Risks Than Daytime Surgery; 16 Great Orthopedic and Spine Practice Administrators; Orthopedic and Spine Medical Malpractice Costs and Trends: Q & A with Patrick Sedlak and Mark Aldous of Marsh USA; AAOS Advocacy Chair Outlines Health Reform and Other Federal Policy Debates Facing Orthopedics and Healthcare; NASS Expresses Concern Over House Healthcare Bill; Using Benchmarking Surveys to Improve Patient Satisfaction in Orthopedic Practices; 18 Hospitals and Clinics With Great Neurosurgery Programs; Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael Pinzur of Loyola University Health System Shares the Best Advice He Ever Received; Standing Out In a Competitive Surgery Center Market: It’s All About the Patient. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
July Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
20 Shoulder Specialists to Know; Improving and Maintaining Profitability in Orthopedic and Spine Practices: 12 Areas of Focus; 10 Large Orthopedic Practices to Know; Publisher’s Letter; 5 Steps for Building a Successful Clinical Spine Practice From Dr. Bruce McCormack; 24 Statistics About Orthopedics in Surgery Centers and Orthopedic Surgeons; 5 Best Practices to Help Address Increasing Patient Out-of-Pocket Expenses; 10 Statistics About Surgery Centers With More Than 50% Orthopedics; 5 Critical Steps to Build a Successful Sports Medicine Practice From Surgeon Keith Pitchford; 7 Best Practices From Surgeon Aleksandar Curcin to Build and Maintain a Successful Spine Practice; The Outpatient Evolution in Spine Surgery: 7 Critical Focus Areas for a Smooth Transition; 15 Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback and Fraud and Abuse Statute Cases Making Headlines in 2009. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
April Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
On-Call Coverage: Should Hospitals Pay Orthopedic Physicians; 11 Key Concepts From the Stark Law; 31 Spine Surgeons to Know; Publisher’s Letter; Average Annual Salary for Spine Surgeons by Region; Secret of Spine Surgery Center Success: The “5 + 3 C’s”; Orthopedic Surgery Salary Statistics by Region; Trends, Developments and Legal Issues in the Orthopedic and Spine Device Markets; 5 Challenges Currently Facing Orthopedic and Spine Practices; Developing Centers of Excellence-Key Concepts, Strategies and Tactics; Centers of Excellence Achieved by Focus, Sweat and Determination; Adding Outpatient Spine to Multi-Specialty ASCs. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
January Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
10 Knee Specialists to Know; 10 Interesting Statistics and Facts About Orthopedic Practices; Spine Surgeon Dilemma: Standalone Practice or Join Orthopedic Group; 4 Observations on Orthopedic and Spine Devices and Equipment; Will the Federal Government Shut Down Surgery Centers and Physician-Owned Hospitals?; 5 Business Challenges Orthopedic Practices Face; New Report Examines Hospital-Physician Relationships and Arrangements to Secure Successful Alignment With Physicians; 3 Hot Spine Device Trends; 3 Spine Products to Know With Neurosurgeon Dr. James B. Macon; At a Glance: 6 Top Orthopedic Device Companies; Office of Inspector General Issues Advisory Opinion: Physician/Hospital Orthopedic ASC Joint-Venture. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue