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Here are five key trends on the bone morphogenetic protein market, according to a report form Medical Market Research Reports. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are four things to know about the worldwide stem cells market:  By Mary Rechtoris -
Ezriel Kornel, MD, FACS, was the first physician to successfully treat the first patient to survive Legionnaires' disease in 1978. He commented on the current outbreak, according to an article on PIX 11.  By Megan Wood -

Maximize ASC performance with HR outsourcing 

Labor costs are an ambulatory surgery center’s single biggest expense. Managing personnel matters also can become an all-consuming task that distracts from an ASC’s ability to serve its patients at 100 percent.
The United States is dealing with an obesity epidemic costing the healthcare system large sums of money that some experts project may result in the collapse of our economy. In 2010, 86 percent of all the U.S. healthcare spending was allotted for individuals with one or more chronic medical conditions, with the majority of these conditions brought about by poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption.   By Mary Rechtoris -
Rad Payman, MD, of the Advanced Spine Institute, developed a minimally invasive microlaminectomy procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis.  By Megan Wood -
The y-wire is a very simple innovation developed by a physician's assistant in Florida that I think will have a significant impact on the widespread adoption of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. This tool has allowed me to marry the tissue\sparing advantages of minimally invasive approaches with the precision and accuracy of navigation-guided spine surgery.  By Francisco Ponce, MD, of Barrow Neurosurgical Associates in Phoenix -
Seven ancillary services that can boost profitability at spine and pain practices: By Laura Dyrda -

Reimbursement: Pay attention to your charge master

Surgery centers commonly underestimate the importance of routinely assessing their charge master and ensuring charge levels are appropriate for the services being provided relative to cost, payor allowed amounts, and implant reimbursement methodologies.
A new study published in Spine examines the transition from chronic localized low back pain to chronic widespread pain for a general practice. By Laura Dyrda -
Stryker Director Ronda Stryker sold 12,000 company shares yesterday worth around $1.2 million, according to an OctaFinance report.  By Laura Dyrda -
SeaSpine launched the Ventura NanoMetalene Interbody Device. By Laura Dyrda -
Arien Smith, MD, joined NYC Surgical Associates, which implemented new specialty services in neurosurgery and spine surgery.  By Megan Wood -
Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company, saw growth in the first half of 2015.  By Megan Wood -
Medovex, a medical technology product developer, entered a medical advisory board member consulting agreement with European spine surgeon, Martin Deeg, MD.  By Megan Wood -
Fiagon NA, a medical technology company for surgical navigation systems, partnered with Entellus Medical, a medical technology company for sinusitis, to bring Fiagon Image Guidance Systems to the United States.  By Megan Wood -
Harris Health System in Texas appointed Parikshet A. Babber, MD, to executive vice president and chief medical officer.  By Megan Wood -
The neurosurgery practice at Butler Memorial Hospital (Pa.) has increased the hospital's admissions, according to an article in Pittsburgh Business Times.  By Megan Wood -
Orthopedic surgeons discuss the current and upcoming trends in the orthopedic industry that raise concerns.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Brian Gantwerker, MD, FAANS, of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, Charles D. Theofilos, MD, of The Spine Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD, of Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Newport News, Va. describe the best things spine surgeons have done this year.  By Megan Wood -
Here six spine surgeons share insight about the origin of their referrals.  By Megan Wood -
ConforMIS reported a total revenue increase for the second quarter over the same period last year. By Laura Dyrda -
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