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Precision Spine received FDA approval of its Reform Modular and HA Coated Pedicle Screw Systems.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A new study published in Spine examines how accurately the American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale predicts the need for tracheostomy after cervical spinal cord injury.  By Laura Dyrda -
The medical tourism market is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, according to a report from Market Research Store. By Laura Dyrda -

Decoding managed care contracting 

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
Here are eight predictions about the China spinal fusion market based on a Future Market Insights report featured in MedGadget.  By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 12 things for spinal surgeons to know for September 17, 2015.  By Megan Wood -
Cutting Edge Spine, a Waxhaw, N.C.-headquartered company developing spinal technologies, named J.D. Williams as its national sales manager.  By Megan Wood -
Gerald Klein, MD, a pain clinic physician, was acquitted of a first-degree murder charge. The Florida physician was charged with a single minor drug count for prescribing an anti-anxiety drug to a patient, according to Sun Sentinel.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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.
Various hospital and physician societies have requested that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services postpone the implementation of a new payment model for joint replacements in Medicare patients, according to Medpage Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
United States medical school faculties include half as many women as men, based on a Harvard Medical School study by Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, according to Medscape.  By Megan Wood -
Globus Medical appointed James R. Tobin to its board of directors.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health has settled federal healthcare fraud charges brought on by a whistleblower lawsuit filed by orthopedic surgeon Michael Reilly, MD, according to a Miami Herald report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Minimally invasive spine surgery is carving out its place in the industry and spreading from simple procedures to techniques for more complex disorders and diseases. The benefits could include quicker recovery times, less collateral damage and lower overall costs. It also adds value to a surgeon's practice. By Laura Dyrda -
Munir Uwaydah, MD, a California orthopedic surgeon, was arrested in Germany after being charged in a huge health fraud scheme including unnecessary surgery, according to an ABC News report.  By Laura Dyrda -
A new Accenture report shows large hospitals and health systems in the Untied States continue to buy up physician practices and clinics for growth opportunities instead of the traditional method: acquiring other hospitals. By Laura Dyrda -
The orthopedic trauma fixation market is expected to grow over the next five years, according to a new Persistence Market Research report in MedGadget.  By Laura Dyrda -
Smoking has an impact on healing for cervical myelopathy treatment and a new study published in Spine examines the affect. By Laura Dyrda -
Jeffrey Bradstreet, MD, a Buford, Ga.-based physician who caused controversy in his practice by claiming to cure autism, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a local KPAX report. By Laura Dyrda -
This content is sponsored by Titan Spine. Q: In your opinion, what is the role of "surface technology" for interbody spinal fusion implants?  By Laura Dyrda -
1. Patients Are More Web Savvy Than Most Healthcare Practices By Staff -
Centinel Spine, pioneers of STALIF C, has recently delivered several market-leading innovations in cervical spinal fusion procedures. The most recent milestone is a multilevel* indication for the STALIF C and STALIF C-Ti product family making these the first and only stand-alone cervical integrated interbody devices with this indication.  By Staff -
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