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Healthcare is moving head-first toward shared-risk and shared-savings care delivery models. The most progressive organizations are testing accountable care organizations, bundled payments and narrow networks to reduce waste and improve outcomes. But can they work? 
Gerbsman Partners has been hired to sell AxioMed Spine, accompany that has raised more than $70 million, according to the Blog of Intellectual Capital. 
The medtech market is expected to grow over the next six year as several external factors impact markets around the world, according to a report from EvaluateMedTech.  
  Mazor Robotics reported five Renaissance robotic spine surgery systems during the third quarter.  
An article published in Spine examines the results of revision spine surgery after pedicle subtraction osteotomy for fixed sagittal imbalance with pseudarthrosis. 
The orthobiologics market in Asia is estimated to grow to around $0.7 billion by 2018, according to a MicroMarket Monitor report.  
Here are spine surgeons who made headlines this year for performing new procedures, winning awards, establishing new practices and furthering humanitarian work.  
These surgeons are among young leaders in the spine field today. Many were chief residents and underwent prestigious spine and neurological surgery fellowships.  
An article published in AAOS Now examines orthopedic bundled payment programs and key benchmarks for success.  
Here are 17 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  
  Medtronic will use around $16 billion in external financing to complete its Covidien acquisition instead of cash from foreign subsidiaries, as was previously planned.  
ReporterLink released a new report on the Chinese orthopedic instrument market demand. 
An article published in Spine examines two-year follow-up for surgical treatment for thoracolumbar fracture-dislocation. 
Here are 10 spine and neurosurgeons in the news this week. 
  Three spine surgeons share landmark moments in their career.  
 Surgical Care Affiliates and Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine have formed a joint venture. The goals of the joint venture are to "elevate the quality of outpatient surgery, increase accountability and reduce costs to consumers," according to a news release. 
Genesys Spine earned a spot on Inc. magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.  
  Kingsley R. Chin, MD, has been invited to present at the H. Wayne Huizenga Business School at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.  
  From the most common procedures to surgeon compensation, here are 10 things to know about orthopedic procedures and surgeons in the United States.  
The Spine Journal published an article examining trends in surgical treatment for lumbar degenerative disc disease. 
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