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  • Current Issue of Becker's O&S Review

    102 Surgeons Focused on Spine Surgery Research

    Here are 102 surgeons who have made significant contributions to the field of spine surgery through research, innovation or leadership positions. Click to continue »

    10 Key Trends in Spine Surgery for 2013

    Several leaders in the spine surgery field discuss the key trends to watch for 2013. Click to continue »

    5 Factors for Spine Surgeons to Negotiate Better Payor Contracts

    1. Gather objective quality data. Insurance companies will ask for quality data during contract negotiations. Click to continue »

    Publisher’s Letter

    This issue of Becker’s Spine Review focuses on spine surgeon leadership and includes two key articles: 100 Spine Surgeons Advancing the Field and 50 Spine Surgeons Focusing on Scoliosis. Click to continue »

    Biggest Challenges for Spine Surgeons Heading Into 2013: Q&A With Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein

    Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, is a clinical professor and director of spine service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and sits on the Board of Directors for the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. Click to continue »

    Dr. Thomas Errico: 5 Goals of International Advocates for Spine Patients

    Recently the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery formed an advocacy arm, the International Advocates for Spine Patients. Click to continue »

    Goals & Priorities for Spine Surgeons Post Healthcare Reform: Q&A With NASS President Dr. Charles Mick

    At the North American Spine Society's annual meeting in October, Charles Mick, MD, was named president for the next year. Dr. Mick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been a member of NASS for 25 years. Click to continue »

    5 Tips for Entrepreneurial Spine Surgeons to Stay Independent

    Hospitals are employing specialists today at a higher rate than in the past. Click to continue »

    Insurance Dependency: Gearing Up for Next Year

    This article is written by Barbara Cataletto, MBA, CPC, CEO/Managing Director of Business Dynamics, Inc, and originally appeared in the Business Dynamics newsletter. It is republished here with permission from Business Dynamics. Click to continue »

    Quality & Cost-Effective Spinal Imaging of the Future: Q&A With Dr. Eric Bailey of NeuroLogica

    Eric M. Bailey, MD, is the president, founder and CEO of NeuroLogica, a Boston-based company focused on medical imaging equipment for healthcare facilities and private practices worldwide. Click to continue »

    6 Steps to Optimize OR Efficiency & Cut Costs With Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Brian R. Gantwerker, MD, of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, currently uses minimally invasive spine techniques with patients and has seen the clinical and economic value of these less invasive procedures. Click to continue »

    Passing the Torch: 6 Characteristics to Look For in Tomorrow's Spine Surgeon Leaders

    Leadership in healthcare today is defined by several characteristics, and not every surgeon can be a leader among their peers. Click to continue »

    Are ACOs Beneficial for Spine Surgeons? Q&A With Dr. Nick Shamie of UCLA

    A. Nick Shamie, MD, associate professor of spine surgery at UCLA and president of the American College of Spine Surgery, discusses new payment models on the horizon and how spine surgeons will fit into accountable care organizations. Click to continue »

    50 Spine Surgeons Leading Scoliosis Development

    Here are 50 spine surgeons who are leading scoliosis development nationwide. Click to continue »

    Should CRNAs Treat Chronic Pain? Q&A With ASIPP Chairman Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti

    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. Click to continue »

    5 Tips to Enhance Pain Specialist Communication With Primary Care Physicians

    Communication break downs between primary care physicians and consulting pain management physicians can lead to inadequate and potentially hazardous patient care. Click to continue »

    8 Benchmarks for Low Back Pain Injections in ASCs

    The AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement has released new benchmarking data on four common outpatient procedures: cataract surgery, colonoscopy, knee arthroscopy and low back injection for pain management. Click to continue »

    8 Thoughts on How President Barack Obama's Re-Election Impacts Spine Surgery

    Eight leading spine surgeons discuss how President Barack Obama's re-election will impact spine surgery and what spine surgeons can expect from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the future. Click to continue »

    Current Issue of Becker's O&S Review

    56 Sports Medicine Practices to Know

    Here are 57 sports medicine practices to know. Click to continue »


    12 Tactics for Spine Surgeons to Avoid Hospital Employment

    Spine surgeons, along with all specialists, are increasingly becoming employed by hospitals for a variety of reasons: starting salary is higher, set working hours and the ability to focus on the clinic instead of worry about the business. Click to continue »


    10 Trends in Reimbursement for Spinal Surgery

    Here are 10 points discussing the challenges of spine surgery reimbursement today and where the trends are heading in the future. Click to continue »


    Publisher’s Letter: October 2012

    This issue covers topics such as spine surgery reimbursement, maintaining private practice and healthcare reform. It contains expertise from spine surgeons such as Edward Benzel, MD, of Cleveland Clinic; Jeffrey Goldstein, MD, of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases; Christopher Kauffman, MD, of the North American Spine Society Board of Directors; and Stephen Hochschuler, MD, of Texas Back Institute. Click to continue »


    8 Challenges for Spine Surgeons Over the Next 10 Years

    Andrew Cordover, MD, a spine surgeon with Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., and Anthony Rinella, MD, a spine surgeon with Illinois Spine & Scoliosis Center in Homer Glen and co-founder of SpineHope, discuss the biggest challenges for spine surgeons coming in the next decade. Click to continue »


    7 Trends Impacting the Future of Spinal Surgery

    Here are seven trends making a huge impact on the future of spine surgery. Click to continue »


    5 Big Changes in Coverage Policies Devastating Spine Surgery

    Surgeons have been seeing sudden and unannounced coverage changes for common spinal procedures over the past year, leading to denied claims and a loss of revenue and resources. Click to continue »


    10 Top Issues for Spine Surgeons After the Supreme Court Upheld Healthcare Reform

    At the end of June, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which aims to reform the healthcare system in America. Click to continue »


    7 Spine Surgeons on Biggest Opportunities for Growth in Spinal Surgery

    Here are seven spine surgeons discussing the biggest opportunities for growth in the spine field. Click to continue »


    Developing an Orthopedic Spine & Neurosurgery Partnership That Works: Q&A With Dr. Edward Benzel and Adam Bartsch of Cleveland Clinic

    Here are 12 spine surgeons recently recognized or rewarded for achievements in their field. Click to continue »


    60 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know

    Here are 61 spine surgeon inventors to know. Click to continue »


    8 Benefits for Spine Practices of Adding Pain Management

    As the healthcare industry continues to change, spine surgeons and practices are increasingly partnering with pain management and physical medicine specialists to grow their practice and remain independent. Click to continue »


    Inside the Orthopedic Bundled Payment Program in Tennessee: Q&A With TriZetto's Camille Van Vurst and Blue Cross's Dr. Thomas Lundquist

    Camille Van Vurst, RN, MBA, vice president of accountable care strategic advisory services at TriZetto Group, and Thomas Lundquist, MD, vice president of performance measures at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, discuss the bundled payment program that was recently announced for joint replacements and arthroscopy. Click to continue »


    Where Orthopedic Surgeons Fit in ACOs: 3 Experts Weigh-In

    One of the most sweeping changes concerning the healthcare system today is accountable care organizations. Click to continue »


    11 Key Legal Risk Areas for ASCs

    There are several different legal issues that face the surgery center industry. This article briefly outlines 11 core legal risk areas. Click to continue »


    Why a Physician-Owned Orthopedics Specialty Hospital Can Succeed: Q&A With Rothman Specialty Hospital

    Rothman Specialty Hospital, based in Bensalem, Pa., is a 65,000-squre-foot facility in partnership with the physicians of Rothman Institute. Click to continue »


    7 Challenges & Innovations on the Horizon for Orthopedic Technology

    Steven F. Harwin, MD, is the chief of adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Click to continue »


    7 Biggest Factors Impacting Spine Research & Innovation

    There are several factors making an impact on spine research and innovation today, with some posing challenges while others offer opportunities for growth and development. Click to continue »


    5 Expectations for the Minimally Invasive Spine Market

    Thus far minimally invasive spinal procedures have promised better results for patients and healthcare providers. Click to continue »


    Pressing Issues in Interventional Pain Management Advocacy: Q&A With Dr. Scott Glaser of ASIPP

    Scott Glaser, MD, is a director on the national board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, where he has also served as vice president. Click to continue »


    Minimally Invasive Total Shoulder Replacements & What Lies Ahead for Shoulder Surgery: Q&A With Dr. Anthony Romeo of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

    Anthony Romeo, MD, director of the section of shoulder and elbow at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has spent the past several years developing the technique, instrumentation and implants for a minimally invasive total shoulder replacement. Click to continue »


    On the Forefront of ACL Reconstruction: 4 Points From Dr. Freddie Fu of UPMC Sports Medicine

    Freddie Fu, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and the chairman of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Click to continue »


    18 Spine Surgeons & Specialists on the Move

    Here are 18 spine surgeons on the move this year. Click to continue »


    Current Issue of Becker's O&S Review

    55 Spine Surgery Practices to Know

    Here are 55 independent spine surgery practices to know. Click to continue »


    The Most Important Issues Facing Spine Surgeons: Q&A With ISASS President Dr. Steven Garfin

    This article discusses 11 issues facing surgery centers. Click to continue »


    10 Steps to Negotiate Smart Bundled Payment for Orthopedic Surgery

    Hoag Orthopaedic Institute began doing bundled payments in 2008 with patients traveling from around the country for their orthopedic services. Click to continue »


    Publisher’s Letter: July 2012

    We hope you enjoy this issue of Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. This issue features expertise of some of the nation's leading spine, orthopedic and pain management physicians. This issue includes several feature articles, such as: Click to continue »


    6 Steps to Prepare for the Future of Outpatient Spine Surgery

    Robert S. Bray, Jr., MD, neurosurgeon and CEO of DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif., believes that outpatient surgery centers and spine specialty hospitals are the future of elective spine surgery. Click to continue »


    The Making of a Minimally Invasive Spine Institute: Q&A With Dr. Frank Phillips of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

    Frank Phillips, MD, director of the section of minimally invasive spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center and a founding member of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush, discusses the institute and where the future is headed for minimally invasive spine procedures. Click to continue »


    8 Spine Surgeons on the Future of Spinal Fusions

    Here are eight spine surgeons discussing the future of spinal fusions. Click to continue »


    7 Steps for Spine Surgeons to Avoid Commoditization

    Our current reimbursement model assumes all physicians perform equal treatment with the same outcomes because payors reimburse at the same level regardless of the quality of care. Click to continue »


    Funding the Future of Spine Research: Q&A With Dr. Charles Branch & Dr. James Heckman of Collaborative Spine Research Foundation

    The Collaborative Spine Research Foundation was created in November of 2011 by a partnership between the American Association of Neurosurgeons/Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation to promote clinical research and unity among all spine surgeons. Click to continue »


    12 Spine Surgeon Recognitions

    Here are 12 spine surgeons recently recognized or rewarded for achievements in their field. Click to continue »


    5 Thoughts for Spine Surgeons on Migrating Cases to ASCs

    There are several steps spine surgeons must take when migrating their cases from the inpatient setting to an outpatient surgery center. Click to continue »


    How Does Kentucky's Latest Pain Management Legislation Impact Physicians? Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of ASIPP

    Kentucky last month signed into law a bill requiring physicians to consult the state's online drug database, Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting, prior to prescribing pain medication to a patient. Click to continue »


    4 Steps to Greater Collaboration Between Pain Management & Primary Care

    Opioid narcotic underutilization and overutilization are common concerns among primary care physicians and pain management physicians alike, and a clear communication system between physicians can ease the risk of inaccurate or inconsistent prescribing, says Yousuf Sayeed, MD, of the Spine Center at DuPage Medical Group in Naperville, Ill. Click to continue »


    10 Benchmarking Statistics About ASC Pain Management Revenue

    Here are 10 benchmarking statistics on net revenue for pain management cases in the ASC setting, according to data from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2010. Click to continue »


    Dr. Brian Cole: 5 Big Challenges for Orthopedic Surgeons Today

    Brian Cole, MD, section head of the Cartilage Research Program and Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center, discusses five big challenges facing orthopedic surgeons in today's volatile healthcare environment. Click to continue »


    22 Spine-Driven Ambulatory Surgery Centers

    This is a list of 22 ambulatory surgery centers driven by orthopedic spine and neurosurgery procedures. Click to continue »


    5 Points on Orthopedic Surgeon Income & Payment Models

    Here are five points on orthopedic surgeon income and payment models based on the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2012. Click to continue »


    15 Statistics on Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation in 2011

    Here are 15 statistics on orthopedic surgeon compensation based on the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2012. Click to continue »


    8 Points on Teleradiology for Sports Medicine

    This article is by Douglas Smith, MD, president of Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants. Click to continue »


    Contact Sports: "You Should Have Your Head Examined"

    Head injuries are a ubiquitous part of competitive sports and sports medicine. Click to continue »


    Global Teleradiology Market to Grow 19.3% to 2015

    The global market for teleradiology is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.3 percent through 2015, according to a report from TechNavio. Click to continue »


    10 Steps for Spine Surgeons to Negotiate Best Vendor Contracts

    Adam Higman of Soyring Consulting discusses 10 steps for spine surgeons and groups to take when negotiating contracts with implant vendors. Click to continue »


    Innovation in Spine Technology Post Healthcare Reform: Q&A With Dr. Dennis Crandall

    Over the past decade, spine care technology has exploded. Surgeons and engineers have contributed to new innovations, some of which have revolutionized the field while others haven't been proven in the literature. Click to continue »


    Where the Spine Technology Market is Headed: Q&A With K2M CEO Eric Major

    Eric Major, President and CEO of spine device company K2M, Inc., discusses where spine technology is headed and his company's plan for success in the future. Click to continue »


    10 Milestones for Spine Devices & Implants

    Here are 10 milestones for spine devices and implants. Click to continue »


    30 Orthopedic Surgeons on the Move

    Here are 30 orthopedic surgeons on the move in 2012. Click to continue »
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    Current Issue of Becker's O&S Review

    208 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know

    Here are 208 spine surgeons and specialists to know. Click to continue »


    11 Key Issues Facing Surgery Centers—2012

    This article discusses 11 issues facing surgery centers. Click to continue »


    8 Keys to Success in Sports Medicine From Dr. James Andrews

    James Andrews, MD, founder of the Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., has trained some 300 sports medicine fellows during his career and taken care of professional athletes the world over, the likes of Brett Farve, Michael Jordan and Roger Clemens. Click to continue »


    Publisher’s Letter: April 2012

    We hope you find the articles and columns included in the April issue of Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review informative and insightful. Click to continue »


    4 Strategies to Prepare for Changes in Reimbursement

    This article is written by Patrick Vega, M.S., Principal, Vega Healthcare. Click to continue »


    The State of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Q&A With SMISS Co-Founder Dr. William Taylor

    William Taylor, MD, a spine surgeon at UC San Diego Health System, is one of the pioneers of minimally invasive spine surgery in the United States. Click to continue »


    8 Pillars of Success at Sonoran Spine Center

    Spine practices can follow one of several different business models with a focus on either surgical cases, non-surgical cases or a mix of both. Click to continue »


    Dr. Frank Cammisa: 8 Top Challenges for Spine Surgeons This Year

    Frank Cammisa, MD, Chief of the Spine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, discusses the biggest challenges for spine surgery heading into 2012. Click to continue »


    Dr. Stephen Hochschuler: 8 Changes to Ensure a Brighter Future for Spine Surgery

    Stephen Hochschuler, MD, co-founder of Texas Back Institute and past president of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, discusses eight changes for a more positive spine and healthcare environment in the future. Click to continue »


    7 Best Practices for Increasing Spine Center Profitability

    How do you increase profits at a spine center? It might seem basic — bring in a higher volume of patients. However, reaching patients is not always easy. Click to continue »


    10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference

    10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference Click to continue »


    Dr. Brian Cole: 3 Exciting Trends in Sports Medicine Research

    There are several exciting research projects going on right now in sports medicine. Click to continue »


    6 Goals for Sports Medicine From Dr. Kevin Plancher

    Last December, Kevin Plancher, MD, founder of Plancher Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, chaired the "Emerging Techniques in Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery" conference, co-hosted by the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles and The American Journal of Orthopaedics. Click to continue »


    4 Business Principles for Growing a Sports Medicine Center

    After 20 years in private practice, Robert S. Bray, MD, a neurological spine surgeon based in Marina del Rey, Calif., founded DISC Sports and Spine Center. Click to continue »


    . The Future of Evidence-Based Medicine in Pain Management: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of ASIPP

    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, is the chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers; medical director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah (Ky.); and associate clinical professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Click to continue »


    5 Procedures Pain Management Physicians Must Do in 2012

    Scott Glaser, MD, is an interventional pain management physician and president of the Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago in Burr Ridge, Ill. Click to continue »


    25 Orthopedic Surgeons on the Move

    Here are 25 orthopedic and spine surgeons on the move. Click to continue »
    Current Issue of Becker's O&S Review

    125 Outstanding Knee Surgeons

    The following knee surgeons were selected based on awards they received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service at hospitals and surgery centers. Click to continue »


    101 Hospitals With Great Spine & Neurosurgery Programs

    Becker's Hospital Review has named the following hospitals to its list, "101 Hospitals With Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs." Click to continue »


    Highest and Lowest Compensated Orthopedists: 5 Things to Know

    Some orthopedic subspecialists experienced an increase in compensation during 2010 while others decreased significantly. Click to continue »


    Publisher's Letter

    Here are five core concepts for healthcare providers this year, as well as observations on key healthcare delivery trends during 2011. Click to continue »


    10 Tips for Orthopedic Practices to Remain Independent

    Since the recession started affecting patient finances and ASC budgets in 2008, healthcare facilities have struggled to cut costs, increase case volume and negotiate payor contracts that won't sap their profitability. Click to continue »


    5 Principles of Rothman Institute's Innovative Orthopedic Practice Business Model

    Rothman Institute, based in Philadelphia, is a large multispecialty orthopedic group that added its 15th office location earlier this year, increasing its number of physician partners close to 80. Click to continue »


    5 Points on Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation and Expenses

    Here are five points about orthopedic surgeon compensation in different practice settings based on statistics from the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2011. Click to continue »


    Are Partial Knee Replacements a Passing Trend or the Future of Knee Care

    Here are 13 joint replacement surgeons and industry experts discussing whether partial knee replacements are a passing trend or the way of the future. Click to continue »


    Uncovering the Chondrolysis Mystery: 7 Insights to Know

    A recent surge in young, active patients developing chondrolysis after arthroscopic surgery has orthopedic surgeons and healthcare providers across the country concerned. Click to continue »


    5 Points on Developing a Concierge Sports Medicine Practice

    Healthcare delivery is changing and while some specialists struggle to stay afloat, others remain on the innovating edge of practicing medicine. Click to continue »


    NASS Next Year: Dr. Michael Heggeness on Goals & Challenges for 2012

    Michael Heggeness, MD, director of the spine surgery fellowship program at Baylor Clinic in Houston, was recently named the 2011-2012 president of the North American Spine Society. Click to continue »


    Where Spine Research is Headed: 5 Points From Dr. Frank Phillips

    Spine surgeons are faced with several roadblocks to providing care in today's healthcare environment. Click to continue »


    Importance of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in the ASC Setting: Q&A With Dr. John Peloza

    John H. Peloza, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon, founder and medical director of the Center for Spine Care and founding physician partner of the Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Dallas, which was recently founded through a partnership between Meridian Surgical Partners and local physicians. Click to continue »


    Now is a Great Time to be a Physician: Q&A With Dr. John Caruso on Physician Involvement in Healthcare Changes

    Despite the uncertainty associated with today's healthcare system, John Caruso, MD, a neurosurgeon with Parkway Neuroscience & Spine Institute in Hagerstown, Md., believes that now is a great time to be practicing medicine. Click to continue »


    Spine vs. Neurosurgeon Compensation: Who Receives More?

    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. Click to continue »


    Healthcare Reform and its Effect on Pain Management: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

    Healthcare Reform and its Effect on Pain Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, is the chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers; medical director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah (Ky.). Click to continue »


    Dr. Scott Glaser: The Need for Interconnected Prescription Monitoring Programs

    In the past 20 years, physicians have been urged by many groups to treat pain more aggressively — which often means prescribing more opioids and other prescription pain medications. Click to continue »


    10 Ways to Improve Profitability for Pain Management

    Pain management is a specialty in flux. Not only are more chronic pain sufferers seeking out treatment, but the release of a recent Center for Disease Control report, which found more people die from prescription drug overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined, has created a backlash over opioid prescriptions and a call for alternative treatments. Click to continue »


    28 Pain Management-Driven ASCs to Know

    This is a list of pain management-driven surgery centers researched and compiled by the Becker's ASC Review editorial staff. Click to continue »


    5 Points on Ultrasound for Pain Management

    Ultrasound technology is an emerging technology for pain management and can be used in both diagnostic and procedural applications. Click to continue »

    12 Research and Development Projects for New Orthopedic & Spine Technology

    Here are 12 orthopedic and spine technology research and development projects. Click to continue »


    10 Orthopedic & Spine Device Company Financial Reports

    Here are 10 orthopedic and spine device company financial reports. Click to continue »


    Low Cost Orthopedic Implants: 5 Things to Know About Buying at Wholesale Price

    Until recently, the cost of orthopedic and spine devices weren't inhibitory for providers, even though 700 percent mark-ups on these devices were the norm. Click to continue »


    25 Orthopedic Surgeons on the Move

    Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Ore., recently welcomed Douglas Abbott, MD. Dr. Abbott has a professional interest in shoulder and knee arthroscopy. Click to continue »


    Being a Team Physician for Professional Athletes: Q&A With Indiana Pacers Team Physician Dr. Timothy Hupfer

    Orthopedic and sports medicine physicians take on a great deal of responsibility when they agree to serve as a team physician for athletes at any level, and the commitment is especially cumbersome for professional teams. Click to continue »
    September/October 2011 Issue


    Will There Be a Place for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Relationships With Device Companies in the Future? 6 Responses

    Six orthopedic and spine surgeons and industry members discuss the current state of surgeon relationships with device companies and what might be in store for the future. Click to continue »


    Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery: 6 Points on the Present and Future

    Robotic and computer-assisted technology is now available for use during orthopedic and spine procedures. Click to continue »


    65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists

    The following shoulder surgeons and specialists were selected for this list based on the awards they have received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service held at hospitals and practices. Click to continue »


    Publisher’s Letter: September 2011

    The Evolution of Physician Alignment; Becker’s Hospital Review CEO/CFO Annual Strategy Webinar Click to continue »


    Dr. John Caruso: Becoming a Champion of Change in Healthcare

    Some healthcare professionals might still be analyzing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but other physicians are making the legislation — and the ideas behind it — come to life. Click to continue »


    Dr. Brian Cole: Developing the Future of Cartilage Regeneration in Orthopedics

    Biological solutions for cartilage regeneration in orthopedics are one of the fastest-growing areas of research and development fields in the specialty. Click to continue »


    Simplifying the Complexities of Being a Team Physician for Professional Athletes: Q&A With Dr. Doug Freedberg

    A team physician for the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Coyotes and consultant with the Oakland Athletics, Douglas Freedberg, MD, discusses the finer points of being a sports medicine and team physician today. Click to continue »


    24 What Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Means and Why it Will Survive: 5 Points From Dr. Frank Phillips

    Frank Phillips, MD, a spine surgeon and partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, discusses five points on minimally invasive spine surgery. Click to continue »


    Dr. Frank Cammisa: 4 Points on Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusions

    Lateral lumbar interbody fusion, also known as extreme lateral interbody fusion, is a relatively new procedure that surgeons have found successful for treating patients with complex disorders such as spondylolisthesis and scoliosis. Click to continue »


    Top 10 Things to Look for in a Teleradiology Group

    In today's constantly changing healthcare environment, it's important for orthopedic and spine surgeons and practices to work with reliable radiologists who are experienced in reading musculoskeletal reports. Click to continue »


    Changes for CMS Imaging Reimbursement

    If your practice bills Medicare for MRI or CT services, are you prepared for MIPPA? On July 15, 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). Click to continue »


    Dr. Scott Glaser: 6 Points on Why Repeal of IPAB and PCOR is Necessary

    As part of healthcare reform's initiative to lower the cost of healthcare, the Independent Payment Advisory Board and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute were formed to make decisions about the procedures Medicare will cover. Click to continue »


    Impact on Pain Management of the New Outcomes Research Institute: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti

    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, is the chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS); medical director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah (Ky.); and associate clinical professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Click to continue »


    50 Orthopedic and Spine Devices to Know

    This is a list of 50 orthopedic and spine devices that have received FDA 510(k) clearance for the entire system, new system generations or additions to the system in 2011. Click to continue »


    30 Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on the Move

    Danville (Va.) Spine Center, a division of Danville Orthopedic Clinic, welcomed Leon Abram, MD, a traumatic spinal disorder surgeons. Click to continue »


    6 Ways Evidence-Based Medicine Impacts Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

    The recent focus on evidence-based medicine throughout the medical field has prompted both challenges and opportunities in orthopedics. Click to continue »


    AAOS President Dr. Daniel Berry: 4 Thoughts on the Future

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently named Daniel Berry, MD, chair of the orthopedic surgery department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as president for 2011. Click to continue »


    50 Great Orthopedic Practices to Know

    Orthopedic practices were selected for inclusion on this list based on practice size, services and reputation in their communities. This list was created after substantial research by our editorial staff. Practices do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list. This list is not an endorsement of any organization's clinical abilities. Click to continue »


    Publisher’s Letter: July 2011

    18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers — Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues ConferenceClick to continue »


    9 Points for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on Forming Positive Relationships With Hospitals

    If you want to become part of the overall continuum of care in your community, forming a partnership or aligning with a hospital may be in your future, if it hasn't occurred already. Click to continue »


    70 Outstanding Hip Surgeons and Specialists

    The following hip specialists were selected for this list based on the awards they received from major orthopedic organizations, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service held at hospitals and practices. Click to continue »


    Zimmer’s Cheryl Blanchard: 5 Points on the International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries

    Zimmer has supported national joint replacement registries outside of the United States for several years. Click to continue »


    10 Biggest Trends in Spine Pain Management

    Leading pain management physicians discuss the latest trends in spine pain management. Click to continue »


    6 Studies Supporting Timely Surgical Intervention for Appropriate Spine Indications

    1. Kyphoplasty among fracture patients. New research suggests that performing kyphoplasty for patients who sustained vertebral fractures as a result of an injury decreases the likelihood of death by 44 percent, compared to patients who are prescribed bed rest and pain killers. Click to continue »


    5 New Studies Influencing Sports Medicine

    Here are five new studies impacting sports medicine. The studies were published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, unless otherwise noted. Click to continue »


    What Percentage of Orthopedic Surgeons Will be Employed in 5 Years? 10 Responses

    According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons most recent census data for 2008, 44.3 percent of orthopedic surgeons were practicing in a private practice setting and 20.9 percent were in a solo practice. Click to continue »


    30 Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on the Move

    Danville (Va.) Spine Center, a division of Danville Orthopedic Clinic, welcomed Leon Abram, MD, a traumatic spinal disorder surgeons. Click to continue »
    March/April 2011 Issue

    100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America

    This list is sponsored by joimax®. joimax® is an innovative medical technology company dedicates itself to combined surgical technologies, particularly to minimally invasive spinal procedures ("joined minimal access technologies"). Click to continue »


    4 Solutions to Common Reasons Why Orthopedic Surgeons Lose Money

    In an age where many orthopedic practices are experiencing shrinking revenues and a decreasing patient base, the physicians at Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Associates in Rockville Centre, N.Y., have been able to meet these challenges head-on. Click to continue »


    Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Compensation: How Does Your Subspecialty Stack Up?

    Although orthopedics remains one of the most highly compensation specialties within medicine, the compensation of orthopedic and spine specialists varied widely in 2010. Click to continue »


    Publisher’s Letter: March 2011

    We hope you find the content of this March/April issue of Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review valuable. Click to continue »


    Spinal Fusions Face an Uncertain Future

    In December, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina announced beginning Jan. 1, the company would no longer cover lumbar fusions for patients with degenerative disc disease. Click to continue »


    4 Ways Sports Medicine Physicians Can Stay Ahead

    As the healthcare industry enters into a new year, there are several significant changes that will take effect and change the traditional delivery of patient care. Click to continue »


    8 New Studies Impacting Sports Medicine

    Here are eight new studies impacting sports medicine. These studies were published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine unless otherwise noted. Click to continue »


    Orthopedic and Spine Device Industry Post-Reform: 6 Challenges

    In the wake of healthcare reform and a poor economy, orthopedic and spine device companies face several challenges over the next year. Click to continue »


    Physician-Hospital Contracting – A Compliance Approach

    The federal government has greatly increased its regulatory efforts related to investigating, prosecuting and combating healthcare fraud. Click to continue »


    20 Headline-Making Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons

    James Andrews, MD, of the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala., performed knee surgery on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens for torn cartilage in his left knee. Click to continue »
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