Extreme variation is the norm when it comes to surgical imaging for spine surgeons, a study published in the June 15 issue of Spine finds.   
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Paris-based EOS imaging has expanded its Asian presence with the recruitment of a regional sales manager and new distribution agreements in six countries.
The Milliman accounting firm has proposed a series of clinical and imaging criteria to satisfy and document as best practice before a surgical procedure is performed. Many insurance companies have adopted the Milliman criteria as absolute requirements before approving surgical fusions and other procedures and will reject pre-authorization unless each of the Milliman criteria are specifically documented in the medical records submitted in the pre-authorization packet. Ideally, the entire pre-operative evaluation process would be designed to document the Milliman criteria. Technology and terminology best practices must be adopted and all members of the preoperative planning team must be sensitive to the importance of documenting how the Milliman criteria are satisfied in each patient's medical record. Here are some components of Milliman sensitive pre-operative evaluation process.
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Cleveland-based nonprofit venture JumpStart has pledged $250,000 to Akron, Ohio-based OrthoData for development of its diagnostic spine systems, including its implantable microelectronic spine fusion sensor, according to Today's Medical Developments.
A new sports medicine clinic has been opened at the specialty center for Colorado Springs Health Partners, according to a Colorado Springs Business Journal report.
Eric Bailey on NeuroLogicaEric 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. He developed the first closed loop micro-machined accelerometer and gyroscope, and holds more than 20 patents for his innovations. Previously, Mr. Bailey was vice president of computed tomography engineering at Analogic Corp., where he developed several medical and security CT systems and was instrumental in developing the first multi-slice CT scanner used in United States airports.
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The North American Spine Society recently released a statement on the Government Accountability Office report on the use of imaging services by providers.
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PACSGEAR, a provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records, has announced an agreement with Merge Healthcare to participate in the Open Image Exchange, a cloud-based network designed to securely share medical images and information.
A recent article published in the European Spine Journal shows support for the use of orthopedic imaging company EOS's full body imaging system, according to an EOS news release.
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