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Here are 12 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Megan Wood -
Non-operative spine specialists are able to work in tandem with spine surgeons in a practice when conservative treatment has failed; a spine surgeon is able to move forward with the case if surgery is required. Working with non-operating physicians has the potential to enhance your practices revenue while improving patient outcomes. Here are four things surgeons need to know: By Nicola Hawkinson DNP, RN,RNFA -
LDR's third quarter revenue increased 9.5 percent, according to the company's preliminary financial report. By Laura Dyrda -

Decoding managed care contracting 

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
Two spine surgeons discuss the most frustrating aspects of maintaining independent practice in an increasingly consolidated healthcare landscape.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Exactech announced that the first surgery using its new Equinoxe Humeral Reconstruction Prosthesis has been successfully completed.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The University of Michigan intraoperative neuromonitoring program trains students to help surgeons perform safer operations by avoiding nerve-damaging situations, according to newswise.  By Megan Wood -
Augmented microscopy, created by University of Arizona researchers, is designed to increase surgeon precision, according to News-Medical.  By Megan Wood -

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.
SI-BONE partnered with Colorado HealthOP, the state's nonprofit health insurance cooperative for individuals and small businesses across the state. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the predictors of improved early outcome for patients with traumatic central cord syndrome. By Laura Dyrda -
The global spine implant and devices market is expected to grow over the next five years, according to a Buy Markets report. By Laura Dyrda -
Although telemedicine has not made as dramatic a splash in spine as in other lines yet, healthcare lawyer Nathaniel Lacktman, Esq., partner with Foley & Lardner, says it's starting to make noise.  By Megan Wood -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Oct. 8, 2015.  By Megan Wood -
The North American Spine Society unveiled the NASS Coverage Policy Recommendations eBook. By Laura Dyrda -
Orthopedic Innovations entered into a patent license agreement with DJO Global, according to a Street Insider report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
MicroPort Orthopedics has issued a voluntary class 1 recall of its PROFEMUR Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus/Valgus Modular Neck (Part 1254), according to an FDA notice.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are eight recent mergers, acquisitions and partnerships that took place among spine and orthopedic companies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines the economics associated with CT-based navigation and conventional fluoroscopy for placing pedicle screws during spine surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
The first surgery using ECA Medical Instruments' Revolution Spine System lumbar implant from the Intelligent Implant Systems was a success. By Laura Dyrda -
North American Spine welcomed Kendall Carll, MD, to its Plano, Texas location. A board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Carll will treat patients at Plano Surgical Hospital.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 14 spine surgeons who recently received awards or promotions.  By Megan Wood -
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