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Invuity introduced the Eiberg Illuminated Retractor System.  By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines the infection rate for the Scoliosis Research Society morbidity and mortality database and compares it to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. By Laura Dyrda -
Xtant Medical's subsidiary, Bacterin, received a U.S. patent for "Process for Demineralization of Bone Matrix with Preservation of Natural Growth Factors." By Laura Dyrda -

Decoding managed care contracting 

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
Misonix added Thomas M. Patton to its board of directors. By Laura Dyrda -
The Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati opened a new spine center, according to Healthcare Design Magazine.  By Megan Wood -
Republican Tom Rooney and Democrat Patrick Murphy, two Florida congressmen, are proposing legislation to make February National Spine Ability Month, according to Sunshine State News.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Spine examined complex cervical spine surgery using pedicle screws inserted with Stealth Navigation and three-dimensional image-guided O-arm technology. By Laura Dyrda -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline 

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
TranS1 named John Miller vice president of sales. By Laura Dyrda -
A patient who underwent artificial cervical disc replacement surgery is suing Blue Shield of California for refusing to cover the procedure, according to a Courthouse News report.  By Laura Dyrda -
Z-Medical USA announced a strategic partnership with WebOps, a medical device logistics company.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Mateo Ziu, MD, is traveling next week to meet Pope Francis, inspired by Mother Teresa and the role she played in his life, according to a KXAN report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
David Brooks, a former financial accounting manager at Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Southwest Florida, plead guilty to mail fraud, according to Business Observer.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Here are 18 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are the top five reasons why physicians would want to change workplaces, according to Physicians Practice's 2015 Great American Physician Survey.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Ahmad Nassr, MD, associate professor of orthopedics at Mayo in Rochester, Minn., has spent time as a visiting surgeon working with the Palestinian Children's relief fund over the past few years, according to a LaCrosse Tribune report. By Laura Dyrda -
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science researchers are developing dynamic scoliosis braces for children.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 11 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Megan Wood -
The physician who reported being stabbed outside of his clinic in Virginia over pain medication prescriptions lied about the injury, according to an SWVA Today report, and is charged with making a false report.  By Laura Dyrda -
Kevin Park, MD, joined OrthoAtlanta Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists, based in Atlanta.  By Megan Wood -
Three spine surgeons look back on the happiest moments in their professional lives.  By Anuja Vaidya -
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