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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal government agency in charge of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, is the largest payer in the U.S. health care system.  By Paul Jawin, JD and Lisa Fraser, MHA -
A new article published in Spine examined several factors influencing adjacent segment disease that requires reoperation. By Laura Dyrda -
Singapore's Hee Kit Wong, MD, PhD, was named the new co-president of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery for 2015-2016. By Laura Dyrda -

Incorporating opioid-reducing strategy

Join a panel of surgeons to hear the challenges and best practices of incorporating an opioid-reducing strategy in the management of postsurgical pain. Register here for the upcoming webcast on May 28. 
The United States' orthopedic stem cell market was the fastest growing orthopedic biomaterial segment in the U.S. in 2014, according to an iData Research report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The Food and Drug Administration granted 22 spine device clearances in April. By Laura Dyrda -
Paradigm Spine published new results from a clinical trial examining the coflex Interlainar Stabilization after decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis.  By Laura Dyrda -
Bioventus named a new vice president of business development. By Laura Dyrda -

Improving patient acquisition through marketing

There is a huge paradigm shift going on that has moved the power of information from the practice to the patient.  77% of individuals are searching for a reputable doctor online and 1/3 of consumers trust the internet as a reliable source for healthcare information.
SpineNevada was recognized among the top places to work in northern Nevada. By Laura Dyrda -
Orthobiologic solutions company Bioventus named a new vice president of strategy and general counsel. By Laura Dyrda -
A study recently published in Spine examines the cost-utility of cognitive behavioral therapy for low back pain patients from the payer perspective. By Laura Dyrda -
Captiva secured financing for future projects. By Laura Dyrda -
SI-BONE presented the results from the INSITE study at the Annual International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery meeting earlier this year. By Laura Dyrda -
CrossFit utilizes intense, full-body interval workouts, and has been rapidly rising in popularity, creating a diehard fanbase and devoted followers.  By Brandon Howard -
New research presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting examined whether three month outcomes after spine surgery could predict 12-month outcomes. By Laura Dyrda -
First Choice Healthcare Solutions welcomed Melbourne, Fla.-based Brevard Orthopaedic Spine & Pain Clinic, doing business as The B.A.C.K. Center, to its medical business-building platform.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here is the merger and acquisition activity that took place among spine and orthopedic companies within the last month.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here, eight spine surgeons discuss the people in their professional and personal lives who have influenced and mentored them.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Researchers at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago found pediatric patients who listened to songs of their choosing, or audio books, experienced a significant reduction of post-surgical pain. But can it transfer to orthopedics in adult patients? And do orthopedic surgeons implement music or music therapy in their OR or practice?    By Brandon Howard -
Here are eight orthopedic surgeons making the news this past week.  By Brandon Howard -
Here are five orthopedic surgeons who treated professional athletes in the last month.  By Brandon Howard -
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