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Bob Herman

Bob Herman

A new study from Henry Ford Hospital finds that Major League Baseball pitchers who undergo Tommy John surgery often do not regain their initial performance level.

CMS said Medicare will not reimburse percutaneous image-guided lumbar decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis patients, according to a new national coverage determination.

Mercy Health in Cincinnati has acquired the Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center.

Last year, the base salary offers for orthopedic surgeons ranged anywhere from an average low of $250,000 to a high of $750,000.

Friday, 02 August 2013 14:25

9 Things to Know About the CHS-HMA Merger

This week, Community Health Systems shook up the hospital industry. The Franklin, Tenn.-based hospital company announced it will acquire Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates in a deal valued at $7.6 billion.

Hospital executives and staff, as well as the public at-large, are routinely curious about the different facets of compensation — notably, salary increases, incentives and benefits.

One of the most consistent drumbeats heard in the hospital industry over the past several years has been a crescendo of hospital mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and alignment strategies. Simply put, hospitals and health systems are looking to partner with each other to handle healthcare reform, and it's leading to mass consolidation.

Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn., will acquire Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates in a deal valued at $7.6 billion.

Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:04

How Epidurals Can Help Spine-Driven ASCs

At the 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 14, Fred Geisler, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon at the Chicago Back Institute at Swedish Covenant Hospital, outlined the benefits of an intraoperative epidural anesthetic injection after lumbar spinal surgery.
The total average compensation for full-time neurosurgeons is roughly $829,000, and the average gross revenue per neurosurgeon is more than three times that amount.
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