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A new study published in Spine examines family experiences and potential anxiety about orthopedic referrals after school scoliosis screenings.  By Laura Dyrda -
Alphatec Holdings, parent company for Alphatec Spine, reported third quarter net revenue at $43 million. By Laura Dyrda -
Globus Medical reported an increase in worldwide net sales and net income for the third quarter of 2015. By Laura Dyrda -

Hidden opportunity to significantly increase profits

As providers survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. You have little control over the rates in your managed care contracts, and no control over Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. 
Here are 22 minimally invasive spine devices to know.  By Laura Dyrda -
K2M reported a 15.5 percent revenue increase in the third quarter of 2015.  By Laura Dyrda -
Xtant Medical announced the first surgical implantation of OsteoSelect PLUS Demineralized Bone Matrix Putty, developed by its wholly owned subsidiary Bacterin.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Greatbatch has completed its $1.73 billion acquisition of Lake Region Medical.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Integrating new expandable technologies into practice

Surgery and the technologies used to perform them are rapidly evolving to include expandable devices. These new expandable devices deliver the benefits of a minimal approach with a maximum footprint for restoration in both vertebral augmentation and spinal fusion procedures.
Apple Valley, Minn.-based Summit Orthopedics and Bloomington, Minn.-based Institute for Low Back and Neck Care are planning to merge in January, according to a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Elite Spine Centers, a specialty practice treating spinal complications, is expanding its reach in Houston.  By Megan Wood -
Ellipse Technologies filed an amended S-1 form regarding an initial public offering, according to a 24/7 Wall Street report. By Laura Dyrda -
ConforMIS reported third quarter financial results after resolving a voluntary recall on Aug. 31, 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
A new article published in the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology examines surgical site infections and how single-use instrumentation can affect patient outcomes. By Laura Dyrda -
Integra LifeSciences reported third quarter revenue was up over the same period last year. By Laura Dyrda -
A study published in The Spine Journal examines adjacent segment disease in patients who undergo cervical disc arthroplasty. By Laura Dyrda -
At the North American Spine Society's 30th Annual Meeting held in Chicago, experts discussed the benefits of utilizing a multimodal model in pain management in a symposium titled "Recent Advances in Managing Postoperative Pain Without Opioids."  By Mary Rechtoris -
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who joined new practices or received promotions in the past month.  By Laura Dyrda -
Physician practices are offering benefits to full-time non-physician and administrative staff at virtually the same rates as they did in the 2013, according to Medscape's Clinical and Office Staff Salary Report 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Globus Medical introduced the CREO MIS Pedicle Screw System.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Alphatec Holdings, the parent company of Alphatec Spine, announced that James R. Glynn is retiring, effective Nov. 2.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System recommendation for sacroiliac joint fusion, increasing the outpatient payment when billing the CPT 27279.  By Laura Dyrda -
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