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Six spine surgeons discuss the reimbursement environment for spine surgery.
Published in Spine
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 10:21

7 Top Concerns for Spine Surgeons in 2012

Four spine surgeons discuss the topics weighing most heavily on them and their practices heading into 2012.
Published in Spine
Reimbursement trends can impact surgery centers significantly, depending on their specialty mix and their dependence on particular payors. Eric Woollen, vice president of managed care for Practice Partners in Healthcare, discusses 10 trends that may impact payor reimbursement and contracting for surgery centers in 2012.
Published in Practice Management
Here are 10 recent findings on anesthesiologist compensation, employment and reimbursement in 2011, according to LocumTenens.com's Anesthesiology Salary Survey. Note: All numbers are averages.
Published in Pain Management
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey recently became the newest insurance company to cover TranS1's AxiaLIF procedure, according to a Star News report.
Using the combined CPT and ICD-9-CM algorithm to identify cervical spine surgery is the most specific way to report the procedure and can impact outcome and cost, according to a report published in Spine.
Published in Spine
The International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery has created a new Coding and Reimbursement Task Force to advocate for spine surgeons, according to an ISASS news release.
Published in Spine
RTI Biologics, an Alachua, Fla.-based orthopedic device company, has launched the BioAdapt DBM Foam, a flexible demineralized bone matrix solution, according to a company news release.
Editor's note: This article first appeared in the RACMonitor.

Many physicians and other healthcare practitioners need to go "in-network" with managed care organizations because these network agreements drive patients into their office. These practitioners typically enter into managed care participation provider agreements with the health insurers for the privilege of becoming an "in-network" provider. The benefits of being in-network include the following:
Published in Billing & Coding
The Independent Payment Advisory Board created by the health reform law is a promising way to preserve the Medicare program and halt skyrocketing medical inflation, but it may not elicit its expected savings and may drive physicians away from Medicare, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Published in News and Analysis
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