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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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May 2016 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

 

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ON THE COVER

21 Spine Surgeon Leadership Awards

21 Spine Surgeon Leadership Awards
Here are 22 spine surgeons who received the Spine Surgeon Leadership Award in 2016 from Becker's Healthcare. Click here to continue.

Turn the Art of Med

Turning the 'Art of Medicine' Into Evidence-Based Spine Care - Key Thoughts From Dr. Lawrence Lenke
Spine surgeons often depend on the "art of medicine" to treat their patients. Click here to continue.

8 Stats Resize

8 Statistics on Physician Starting Salary & Bonuses
Arthur | Marshall Physician Search released the "Physician Recruiting Incentives 2016 Review" with information about compensation and signing bonuses for physicians. Click here to continue.

 


SPINE LEADERSHIP

5 Trends in Complex Spine Surgery: Dr. Han Jo Kim
All facets of healthcare are working to scale back costs — including complex spine procedures.
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Comprehensive Spine Center Opens at NYU Langone
NYU Langone Medical Center opened a new comprehensive spine center to treat several types of spine conditions.
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Andrews Institute Adds Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell CenterAndrews Institute Adds Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Center 
Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla., is adding a stem cell center, according to a Gulf Breeze News report.
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SPINE DEVICE & INNOVATION

 

Novel Technologies Make a Splash in Outpatient Spine Setting - Dr. Nick Shamie Weighs In
When considering adding spine to an ASC, Nick Shamie, MD, of Santa Monica-based UCLA Spine Center, recommends surgeons check coverage for specific procedures. Payers may not cover certain procedures a surgeon wishes to perform, in which case the cash prices must be affordable for patients.
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US Physician Practices Spend $15.4B+ Yearly on Quality Reporting: 8 Survey Findings
U.S. physician practices spend, on average, more than $15.4 billion dealing with the reporting of quality measures every year, according to a new Health Affairs article.
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AxiaLIF's Value-Based Advantage: Key Thoughts on TranS1's Spinal Technology
The AxiaLIF technology isn't new to the field, but since gaining FDA clearance and a Category I CPT codes more surgeons are taking notice.
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Beyond the Device: How DePuy Synthes is Innovating in Orthopedic & Spine Technology
DePuy Synthes recently entered into a strategic alliance with Value Stream Partners to design, develop and implement bundled payments for hip and knee replacements.
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2-Level Disc Replacement vs. Spinal Fusion: 5 Key Notes on 5-Year Data for LDR's Mobi-C
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the Mobi-C artificial disc from LDR for two-level procedures.
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Spine Implant Costs Vary at US Academic Medical Centers - 5 Things to Know
How do spine implant costs differ at academic medical centers across the United States?
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Material Matters: How Value-Based Spine Devices Can Help Meet the Triple Aim
The Affordable Care Act set quality and cost transparency initiatives in motion, forcing healthcare providers to pay more attention to their outcomes and spending than ever before.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

 

How to Operate a Successful Spine Practice in a Changing Payer Environment
Decreasing reimbursements for spine surgeons and maintaining workflow efficiency are concerns in a changing payer environment.
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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Launches Spine Tumor Center
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is opening the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Spine Tumor Center.
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The Next Wave of Orthopedic Independent Practice - Integrative Care
Carilion Clinic opened a new $32 million location for its Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences in January.
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CMS's Lowest vs. Highest-Paid Physicians: 5 Key Points
The highest-paid surgeons by CMS bill five times higher than the lowest paid surgeons, according to a study published in Surgery.
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California Hospital to Close After Restructuring Plan Fails
Saddleback Memorial – San Clemente (Calif.) has announced it will close May 31.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

Key Opportunities to Improve Spine Surgery Patient Safety: Dr. Michael Vitale
NewYork-Presbyterian hosted the 1st Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit on Friday, Feb. 19 bringing together physicians, clinicians and spine care stakeholders from around the world to discuss the biggest issues in adult and pediatric spine surgery outcomes.
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The Great PA Debate: Should Spine Surgeons Hire Them?
Here six spine surgeons discuss the pros and cons of hiring physician assistants.
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Why Denver Health is Experiencing an Exodus of Physicians
Denver Health Medical Center, the city's historic safety-net hospital and one of only a few Level I trauma centers in Colorado, is attempting to deal with a series of physician resignations, according to the Denver Post.
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Turning the 'Art of Medicine' Into Evidence-Based Spine Care - Key Thoughts From Dr. Lawrence Lenke
Spine surgeons often depend on the "art of medicine" to treat their patients.
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Emory Hospital Reports Massive Drug Theft Scheme
Two pharmacy employees at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta illegally diverted more than 1 million doses of controlled drugs, including Xanax, as part a scheme that ran from October 2008 until July 2013, according to The Augusta Chronicle.
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Minimally Invasive vs. Open TLIF: Which is Most Efficient? Has Best Outcomes? 5 Key Notes
A new study published in Spine compares minimally invasive with open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
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Physician Shot and Killed by Patient at Louisiana Hospital
Elbert Goodier III, MD, a well-known urologist, was shot and killed Thursday afternoon at the medical offices inside East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La.
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Ex-CEO Allegedly Bilked $1M From Troubled Florida Hospital
The current administration of Blountstown, Fla.-based Calhoun Liberty Hospital is accusing former CEO Phillip Hill of defrauding the hospital of more than $1 million over a six-year period, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Physician Who Claimed to Have 11k Patients Could Spend Rest of Life Behind Bars
A federal jury in Dallas found Jacques Roy, MD, guilty Wednesday in what is believed to be the nation's largest home healthcare fraud involving a single physician.
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8 Key Concerns for Physicians in 2016
Physicians often say they feel like the rules, standards and policies regarding the way they practice medicine change all too frequently.
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Loyalty Rankings: Epic, MEDITECH Clients Feel 'Trapped'; Cerner, athenahealth Clients 'Most Loyal'
Epic and MEDITECH clients appear less satisfied with their vendor relationships than Cerner clients do, according to the 2016 Black Book Inpatient EHR Surveys.
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10 Hospitals Expanding Spine Programs
Here are ten hospitals with recently expanded spine and neurosurgery programs.
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10 Spine, Neurosurgeon Moves
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who reported joining new practices or taking on new leadership positions last month.
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