Pittsburgh-based Highmark, an insurer, will spend up to $500 million on a new network of physicians, community hospitals and outpatient care locations — an investment in addition to its $475 million takeover of West Penn Allegheny Health System, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report.
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A recent report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality revealed that just 5 percent of Americans accounted for half of the $1.26 trillion healthcare spending in 2009, according to a USA Today report.
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Friday, 16 December 2011 16:33

35 Orthopedic & Spine Surgeons on the Move

Here are 35 Orthopedic and spine surgeons who recently joined hospitals and practices.
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Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:27

20 Recent Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions

The following hospital mergers and acquisitions took place within the past two weeks, beginning with the most recent.
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1. Neurosurgeons received more compensation. Overall, neurosurgeons received compensation of $6,845 more than spine surgeons in 2010, according to VMG's Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data. Neurosurgeons were compensated at $767,627 on average while spine surgeons received $760,782. However, depending on the circumstances, there were some situations in which spine surgeons received higher compensation than neurosurgeons, such as among surgeons who are employed by hospitals.
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The Colorado Rural Health Center and UnitedHealthcare dispersed more than $2 million in funds to strengthen healthcare delivery in rural communities, particularly toward expanding the use of health information technology between hospitals and physician practices, according to a CRHC news release.
John Bookmyer is CEO of Pain Management Group, a management company in Findlay, Ohio, that operates joint ventures in pain management with seven hospital partners, discusses how partnerships between pain management physicians and hospitals can be successful.
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Stryker Sustainability Solutions is a division of Stryker devoted to reprocessing and remanufacturing single-use medical devices. Stryker acquired the company formerly known as Ascent over the past year and a half and became the only major orthopedic device companies to have a place in the medical device reprocessing market. Senior Director of Marketing and Public Affairs of Stryker Sustainability Solutions Lars Thording discusses how the reprocessing of medical devices can benefit hospitals, device companies and the environment.
Here are six tips for orthopedic surgeons to work with hospitals without employment.
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Many risks that cause patients to fall are not adequately addressed with fall prevention initiatives used in healthcare facilities, according to a release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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