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.
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.