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Research and Markets is releasing the "Global — Orthopedic Products Market (By Segment) and Company Analysis to 2020" report.  By Megan Wood -
A new study found listening to music before, during or after surgery lowered patients' anxiety and pain, according to Newsmax.  By Mary Rechtoris -
InVivo Therapeutics added Cooper Neurological Institute in Camden, N.J., as a new clinical site for its Neuro-Spinal Scaffold investigational study.  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.
Yu-Po Lee, MD, joined the UC Irvine department of orthopedic surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examined examines whether the deformity angulation ratio can assess neurologic risks in patients undergoing surgical correction for spinal deformity. By Laura Dyrda -
Individualizing data collectionAs the healthcare industry continues to shift towards a patient-centric structure, treatment must tailor to the individual, not the masses.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 10 things for spinal surgeons to know for August 13, 2015.  By Megan Wood -

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.
LDR intends to offer and sell its common stock in an underwritten public offering.  By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines the association between the cervical spine alignment and Lenke type for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. By Laura Dyrda -
Histogenics reported second quarter financial results as the company moves forward with the NeoCart Phase III Trial. By Laura Dyrda -
Monteris Medical appointed James Reinstein to its board of directors.  By Laura Dyrda -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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