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Stryker reported net sales were up in the second quarter of 2015 and expect sales to continue growing for the remainder of the year. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine compares spinal fusion with rhBMP-2 and without rhBMP2.  By Laura Dyrda -
Primary care physicians saw larger compensation increases than specialists last year, according to a new Medical Group Management Association report. By Laura Dyrda -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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Throughout its 15+ years of history, HealthCare Appraisers has performed hundreds of ASC valuations and has reviewed others’ valuations and fielded valuation questions from numerous parties. HAI has assembled its top ten list for commonly observed ASC Valuation Mistakes.
The National Neurosurgery Quality Outcomes Database was approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry in the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System for 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are ten spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Megan Wood -
Medical professionals are utilizing technology to connect with patients living in locations where access to a primary care physician is limited. Rural areas especially benefit from this way of practicing medicine, according to Bridge.  By Mary Rechtoris -
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, in Wilmington, N.C., has been serving the Cape Fear area since 1965, according to StarNews Online.  By Megan Wood -

ASC EHR: Transcending today's requirements

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This webinar will explore EHRs in the ASC setting.  The session will highlight some of the barriers that have impacted adoption of EHRs in ASCs, requirements to "future-proof" your EHR investment, the importance of the design, key features and functions that transcend today's current needs and requirements, and suggestion to help you evaluate which EHR is best for your organization.
Envision Healthcare, parent to physician-led companies, will partner with InTouch Health, a telepath platform, to provide an expanded network of patient care in acute, ambulatory and community care settings.  By Megan Wood -
Orthopedic spinal surgeon Lee Merritt, MD, joined Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa, according to The Mapleton Press.  By Megan Wood -
Coleen Geary is suing Chicago-based Andrew G. Chenelle, MD, in Cook County Circuit Court for allegedly operating on the wrong damaged disc during a spinal surgery performed two years ago, according to CookCountyRecord.  By Megan Wood -
Here five spine surgeons discuss the things they wish they had known when they had just entered the spine field.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Intelligent Implant Systems has closed a significant round of financing.  By Anuja Vaidya -
4WEB Medical announced its first patient specific implant surgery in Australia.  By Anuja Vaidya -
FH Orthopedics recently signed two new agency agreements with companies who specialize in the European spine markets of France and Germany.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Christopher Duntsch, MD, who lost his medical license in 2013, was charged with aggravated assault and injury to an elderly person, according to a WFAA report. By Laura Dyrda -
Oxford Performance Materials achieved FDA 510(k) clearance for the SpineFab VBR implant system. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are seven trends in endoscopic spinal surgery techniques, based on an article published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for July 23, 2015  By Megan Wood -
Healthcare vendors should mirror patient thinking to help small practices, according to HealthcareITnews.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company, appointed Jim Sevey senior nanotechnology specialist. He will lead the commercialization of the nanoLOCK surface, the only FDA-cleared nanotechnology for spinal implant technologies.  By Megan Wood -
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