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Here are 16 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Anika Therapeutics has appointed Richard Hague as chief commercial officer.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Aspen (Colo.) Orthopaedic Associates is closing down on Dec. 31, according to The Aspen Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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. 
Successful private practices are focused on the forces driving healthcare today: collaboration and integration, transparency on quality and cost, systems thinking and innovation. By Laura Dyrda -
RTI Surgical reported third quarter revenues were up 3 percent over the same period last year. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spinal Deformity compares the cost of traditional growing rods with magnetically-controlled growing rods for early onset scoliosis treatment. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are nine spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Megan Wood -

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.
Here are 11 spine surgeons to know:  By Megan Wood -
Zimmer Biomet reported net sales increased for the third quarter of 2015, shortly after the merger completed.  By Laura Dyrda -
The first spine surgery using the EVOS-HA technology from Cutting Edge Spine in the United States was successful. By Laura Dyrda -
A new article published in Spine examines the primary and revision surgery rate based on where patients undergo adult spinal deformity correction. By Laura Dyrda -
The Medicare administrative contractor Wisconsin Physician Services Insurance now covers minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion. By Laura Dyrda -
Novant Health plans to break ground on its new $60 million orthopedic hospital in Charlotte, N.C., in early 2016, according to Charlotte Business Journal.  By Megan Wood -
Theodore Belanger, MD, of The Medical Center of Plano (Texas), plans to perform surgeries on a 20-year-old and 13-year-old with severe spinal disorders, according to WFAA 8.  By Megan Wood -
St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco offers spinal surgery guided by Mazor Robotics, according to abc 7.  By Megan Wood -
Butler (Pa.) Health System and Heritage Valley Health System in Wexford, Pa., are partnering for a joint venture in neurosurgery, according to Pittsburgh Business Times.  By Megan Wood -
Here spine surgeon Brian R. Gantwerker, MD, of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, discusses the movie that has inspired him, both personally and professionally.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Smith & Nephew has agreed to acquire Blue Belt Technologies for $275 million.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Oct. 29, 2015.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 20 statistics on non-physician clinical and administrative staff at medial practices based on the "Clinical and Office Staff Salary Report 2015" from Medscape. By Laura Dyrda -
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