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  Here are five spine, neurosurgeons and spine practices that provide care for professional soccer teams in the United States.  
A study published in Spine examines the risk factors and causes of 30-day unplanned readmissions after lumbar spine surgery. 
Thomas Ellis, MD, a surgeon with Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute, performed anterior cervical discectomy and fusion on Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report form the Chron. 
  The American Medical Association released a report showing physicians generate $1.6 trillion in economic activity.  
Mark Hamm serves as CEO of EmCare and will be presenting a session on patient flow at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  
Dr. Maria Ryan of Cottage Hospital, Deborah A. Proctor of Catholic Health Association, and Ora Pescovitz of Michigan Health System will share their experience in sessions at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  All registration for this event will close May 1st.  There are fewer than 40 places left!  
One of the biggest challenges for private practice spine surgeons is the growing regulatory burden placed on physicians. Increased documentation makes it difficult to operate the practice efficiently, and the additional documentation does little to improve patient care. 
Dr. Frank Kousaie of Crystal Clinic will review electrical anesthesia for pain management at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine. Register by May 1st for discounted admission!  
According to a recent news release, HealthTrust Purchasing Group has chosen Canon's mobile X-rays for its hospital network.   
  Here are 11 key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.  
Here are five hospitals and health systems that are investing in expanding their spine programs.  
Nine spine surgeons discuss the importance of patient satisfaction and ways to raise and maintain it.  
HealthTrust helped New Jersey-based Hackensack University Medical Center identify opportunities to save on purchased services.   
Orthopedic surgeons in an office-based multispecialty group practice were most highly compensated in 2013, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2014. 
A group of researchers investigated the radiologic evidence of spontaneous spinal arthrodesis in patients with lower lumbar spondylolisthesis and published their findings in Spine. 
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 17, 2014.  
Dotty Bollinger of Laser Spine Institute will review outcomes of over 30,000 spine procedures in ASCs at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine.  The early registration discount will end May 1st! 
  Medline recently acquired Amendia's anterior cervical fusion distraction pin business.  
Here are 7 updates and items to learn about Collect Rx.    
Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting will feature Guy A. Medaglia of Saint Anthony Hospital, Cynthia Moore-Hardy of Lake Health, and Sharon O'Keefe of University of Chicago Medical Center. All registration will end May 1st and there are fewer than 65 spots available. 
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