Current Issue of Becker's Spine Review

Written by  Natalie Leoni | Friday, 12 December 2014 00:00
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January 2016 Issue of Becker's Spine Review




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The Theory Behind Geisinger’s Spine Surgery Refund
When your cup of coffee at Starbucks doesn't taste right, you can exchange it for another. When what you ordered on Amazon isn't exactly correct, you can send it back for a refund. Click here to continue.


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Key Thoughts on Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Coverage & Payer Policy
Two-level cervical disc replacement received a Category I CPT code in January 2015. Click here to continue >>

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Healthcare is Barreling Toward Integration: 5 Key Thoughts
The best specialties and procedures for ambulatory surgery centers in the future will be the traditionally inpatient cases leaving the hospital for an outpatient setting. Click here to continue >>




Payer coverage policies in spine — Key thoughts from Dr. Gregory Przybylski
Gregory Przybylski, MD, gave a presentation titled "Payer Coverage Policies: Their Development, Evolution and the Influence of Professional Medical Association Recommendations" at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting earlier this year. Click here to continue>>


Healthcare Executives Expect M&A to Drive Growth in 2016
Healthcare executives are optimistic about their organizations' financial performance in the year ahead, according to recent survey by Capital One. Click here to continue>>


Cervical Spine Research Society Elects Dr. Robert Heary President: 6 Key Notes
Robert F. Heary, MD, serves as medical director of the Spine and Pain Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Glen Ridge, N.J., according to The Jersey Tomato Press. Click here to continue>>


Is Your Medical Device Hacked?
Scott Erven and Mark Collao, internet security experts, conducted a test to find out how easy it was to hack into medical devices, and presented their findings at the hacker conference Derbycon. Click here to continue >>


Healthcare Sector to be Biggest Source of Jobs in Next Decade: 4 Statistics
Healthcare occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth and add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024 than any other industry, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. Click here to continue >>


Population Health on a Budget: How One Orthopedic Surgeon Succeeded in Chicago’s Most Impoverished Neighborhoods
Daniel Ivankovich, MD, is one of a kind.For years, his physician colleagues thought he was crazy for establishing his practice among the most impoverished Chicago neighborhoods and treating almost exclusively Medicaid patients. Click here to continue>>


Advocate Health Care to Run 56 Metro Chicago Walgreens Clinics: 6 Things to Know
Walgreens is outsourcing 56 in-store healthcare clinics across the greater Chicagoland area to Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care. Click here to continue >>


Moody's: 3 Important Insights Into the Orthopedic Device Industry in 2016
Moody's Investors Service has released its Healthcare Quarterly newsletter, which is focused on developments to watch for in 2016 in a number of sectors, including the medical device industry. Click here to continue >>


OrthoVirginia Merges With The Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia
The Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia in Lynchburg merged with OrthoVirginia, according to a News Advance report. Click here to continue>>



Do You Have a Lean OR? How to Improve Quality & Cut Costs in Spine From Dr. Lloyd Hey
Businesses across the spectrum have created better products and services at lower costs with the lean process. But is it possible to follow the lean production mindset in healthcare for meaningful value change? Click here to continue>>


High Rate of Hospital Employment of Physician Linked to Lower Hospital Profits — 6 Key Points
The Moody's Investor Service's Physician Employment FY 2014 Medians report links the high physician employment rate to lower hospital profitability. Click here to continue>>


Getting Past the Fear of Spine Surgery in an ASC Setting
Although procedures are increasingly performed in an ASC setting, many providers and patients have reservations about spine surgery in an ASC, as opposed to a hospital. Click here to continue >>>


Exciting Trends for 2016: 3 Spine Surgeons Share
Here five spine surgeons discuss the most exciting aspects of the spine industry in 2016. Click here to continue >>


Is Formality a Thing of the Past? 5 Notes on Patients Calling Physicians by Their First Name
Recent studies have found while some patients prefer calling their physicians by their first name, others often feel uncomfortable, according to Medscape. Click here to continue>>


25 Spine Surgeons Recently on the Move
Here are the spine surgeons that recently joined new practices in 2015. Click here to continue >>



Google and Johnson & Johnson to Form New Surgical Company — 4 Highlights

Verily Life Sciences, formerly Google Life Sciences, and Johnson & Johnson are teaming up to form an independent surgical solutions company. Click here to continue >>


22 Minimally Invasive Spine Devices to Know
Here are 22 minimally invasive spine devices to know. Click here to continue>>



Will Spine Face Bundled Payments in the Future?
Here five spine surgeons discuss whether the spine industry will soon see a bundled payments initiative from CMS. Click here to continue>>


7 Key Trends in Healthcare Spending for 2016
Healthcare spending around the world is increasing, according to the Deloitte 2016 "Global healthcare outlook: Battling costs while improving care" report. Click here to continue >>


Cerner’s Ultimatum to Employees: Give Up Right to Sue, or Give Up Raises
The week before Thanksgiving, Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner gave its employees a choice: They could give up their right to sue the company over labor matters or give up their right for merit-based pay raises. Click here to continue >>


CMS Finalizes Bundled Payment Initiative for Hip, Knee Replacements: 7 Key Notes
CMS has finalized a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgery in acute-care hospitals. Click here to continue >>


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