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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 -

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 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 -
The Food and Drug Administration granted 42 orthopedic- and spine-related clearances in September. By Laura Dyrda -
Exactech reported revenue was down 3 percent in the third quarter of 2015. By Laura Dyrda -

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.
A new study published in Spine examines how recombinant bone morphogenetic protein affects children undergoing spinal fusion for scoliosis correction. By Laura Dyrda -
Ronda Stryker, director at Stryker, sold 12,000 shares of the company, according to a Financial Magazin report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
San Diego-based NuVasive reported its third quarter 2015 financial results ending on Sept. 30, 2015.  By Megan Wood -
Implanet reported revenue up in the third quarter of 2015.  By Laura Dyrda -
Researchers from San Diego State University, University of Washington in Seattle and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, received a $15 million grant to continue their brain chip development, according to Fox 5.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the three-month outcomes for lumbar discectomy from the NeuroPoint-SD registry. By Laura Dyrda -
The Food and Drug Administration granted 25 spine-related clearances in September.  By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 17 devices that were recently launched or released.  By Anuja Vaidya -
NuVasive shares have dropped 4.88 percent during the past week, according to an OTC Outlook report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Europe holds the next largest share of the spine surgery devices market, behind North America, based on a Transparency Market Research report, according to Medgadget.  By Megan Wood -
The North Platte (Neb.) Health Pavilion opened in mid-October, according to North Platte Bulletin.  By Megan Wood -
West Palm Beach, Fla.-based spine surgeon Michael Gleiber, MD, launched the Concierge Spine Surgery model to accommodate patients traveling for their medical care. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines lumbar degeneration after spinal fusion in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. By Laura Dyrda -
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