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Current Issue of Becker's Spine Review

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

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ON THE COVER

Future of spine

The Best Way to Prepare for the Future in Spine
Data collection is the best way for spine surgeons to prepare for success in the future. Hospitals and physicians are already reporting quality data to Medicare that's reported publicly. Cost data isn't far behind as payers and patients are engaging in more cost-comparisons to decide where they'll spend their healthcare dollars. Click here to continue.

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Bundled Payments, Consolidation & More: How OrthoVirginia is Building a Future-Facing Empire
As of Jan. 1, 2016, OrthoVirginia and The Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia merged. OrthoVirginia now includes more than 100 physicians and 21 office locations. Click here to continue.

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The Growth of Outpatient Spine- 9 Key Points
The last 10 years have seen an immense growth in outpatient spine. This article briefly discusses some of the challenges, thoughts and observations on this growth. Click here to continue.

 


SPINE LEADERSHIP

6 Key Notes on Spinal Fusion Complications & Length of Stay
A new study published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examines the factors affecting anterior cervical discectomy and fusion complications and length of stay.
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13 Statistics on Neurosurgeon Salary in 2016
Here are 13 statistics on neurosurgeon average salary based on payscale.com data.
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Tackling Variation in Spine: Why Are There So Many Ways to Treat the Same Patient?
A patient with coronary artery disease walks in to the cardiologist's office in Tucson and the evaluating cardiologist recommends a stent.
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The Best Way to Prepare for the Future in Spine: Dr. Hyun Bae
Data collection is the best way for spine surgeons to prepare for success in the future.
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SPINE DEVICE & INNOVATION

 

Long-Term Efficiency of Paradigm Spine's coflex
Paradigm Spine, a New York-based developer of lumbar spinal stenosis treatment solutions, published "Evaluation of Decompression and Interlaminar Stabilization Compared with Decompression and Fusion for the Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: 5-year Follow-up of a Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial."
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Orthobiologics in Spinal Fusion: 5 Key Notes on Outcomes for Cerapedics' i-FACTOR
Orthobiologics company Cerapedics reported results from the FDA investigational device exemption clinical trial for i-FACTOR Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures, published in Spine.
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LDR's Mobi-C vs ACDF: 5 Year Costs & Outcomes
Neurosurgery has published a peer-reviewed article regarding the cost-effectiveness of LDR's Mobi-C Cervical Disc.
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ChoiceSpine: Key 2016 Innovations
Knoxville, Tenn.-based ChoiceSpine plans to launch several innovations in the new year, on the heels of its recently released cervical device in December 2015.
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NuVasive Acquires Ellipse Technologies for $380M
NuVasive acquired Ellipse Technologies, a medical device company focused on skeletal deformity.
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Stryker Makes 3 Key Acquisitions in 2016 Q1
Stryker signed a deal to acquire Physio-Control in an all-cash transaction.
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JUNE CONFERENCE

 

14th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine

 

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

 

Justice Department Investigates Pain Compounding Cream for $500M Potential Fraud: 5 Things to Know
Compounding creams to treat pain are the target of a new big Justice Department investigation after allegations emerged that companies sent out more product than was ordered, overbilled and automatically refilled prescriptions without being asked.
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Physician Group M&A Up 15% in Q4: 5 Key Trends
Physician medical group mergers and acquisitions were up in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the Health Care M&A report from Irving Levin Associates.
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Bundled Payments, Consolidation & More: How OrthoVirginia is Building a Future-Facing Empire
As of Jan. 1, 2016, OrthoVirginia and The Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia merged.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

5 Spine Surgeons Discuss Key Trends Driving the Industry
Here five spine surgeons predict important trends in spine care and delivery in 2016.
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MedPAC Proposes Eliminating ASC Payment Updates in 2017: 5 Key Notes
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission may eliminate payment updates for ambulatory surgery centers next year, according to an ASCA report.
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The Growth of Outpatient Spine — 9 Key Points
The last 10 years have seen an immense growth in outpatient spine.
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