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Vertera Spine, a developer of medial spine devices, received FDA clearance for its COHERE Cervical Interbody Fusion Device.  By Megan Wood -
SpineGuard reported third quarter revenue was up 45 percent. By Laura Dyrda -
The Orthopaedic Practice in the Untied States Survey from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons shows how productive surgeons are in various practice settings, according to an AAOS Now article. By Laura Dyrda -

Decoding managed care contracting 

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines the outcomes variation between high volume and low volume surgeons performing scoliosis correction. By Laura Dyrda -
The Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology awarded Xtant Medical subsidiary Bacterin $100,000 for new product development and commercialization. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 12 orthopedic surgeons treating professional athletes this past month.  By Megan Wood -
Exactech announced that the first surgeries using its new Alteon Monobloc Revision Femoral Stem have been successfully completed.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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.
On average, neurosurgeons earn $403,000 in the United States, according to Payscale.com.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Based in Portland, Maine Medical Center opened its new $40 million brain and spine wing, according to Portland Press Herald.  By Megan Wood -
Spine surgeons and spine pain management physicians want to reduce their patients' pain, but do their methods of reaching this goal separate or integrate?  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine uses the NeuroPoint-SD Registry to examine the predictive value of three-month lumbar discectomy outcomes. By Laura Dyrda -
The Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon, Ga., received Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Spinal Fusions, according to a report from The Telegraph. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are the eight specialties with the highest number of active physicians in the United States, according to the 2014 Physician Specialty Data Book.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Simi Valley (Calif.) Hospital designed a new program addressing complications with the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, scoliosis and deformity surgery, according to Moorpark Acorn.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 20 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Nanovis Spine received a research grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Stockbridge, Ga.-based OrthoAtlanta added Tuan L. Bui, MD, to its physician team.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Physician Hospitals of America recognized Texas Spine & Joint Hospital in Tyler, Texas, as the 2015 Physician Hospital of the Year.  By Megan Wood -
Healthcare mirrors every other industry in that it's a business enterprise. Acknowledging this fact is the first step towards creating true value-based care, according to Richard Kube, MD, of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute and Prairie SurgiCare in Peoria, Ill.  By Megan Wood -
LDR could be the biggest gainer in the United States among spine device companies next year, according to an MDI report. By Laura Dyrda -
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