Laura Dyrda

Laura Dyrda

Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:06

15 spine surgeons & specialists on the move

Here are 15 spine surgeons and specialists who joined new groups and received promotions over the past few months.

Zimmer reported an increase in net sales over the previous quarter as the company waits to finalize its Biomet acquisition.


Neurosurgeon Ed Mark, MD, and his wife are donating $1 million to The Health Sciences Program at Wiregrass Georgia Tech to grow the program, according to a WALB News report.

An article published in Spine examines the optimum fusion technique for patients with adult spondylolisthesis.


RobertBrayWhat do President and CEO of Surgical Care Affiliates Andrew Hayek, DISC Sports & Spine Center Founder Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, and Olympic athlete Lolo Jones have in common?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:30

Will spine payments be capped?

Healthcare employers and insurers are adopting or considering several tactics to limit payments for medical services, and since spine surgery can be a high-priced elective procedure, it could be a target going forward.

So far in 2014, medical startups have raised $300 million, according to a Twin Cities Business report, with a bulk of the fundraising happening in the third quarter.

Exactech reported revenue growth in the third quarter of 2014, but net income was down due to currency losses.

There isn't much data available today on cost-effectiveness for treating cervical degenerative disc disease, despite the many patients who undergo treatment every year.

The switch from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance is stressful for healthcare providers, but even amid this monumental change hospitals and health systems continue to expand orthopedic offerings and services.

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