Here four spine surgeons discuss how the spine industry and care delivery has changed over the course of their career.
Providers who are early adopters of bundled payments can increase patient volumes from payers, according to a study published in Spine.

3. Do older adults experience harsher pain? 5 observations

Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 05 May 2016 00:00
Older adults may be more sensitive to pain, based on a new Gainesville-based University of Florida Health study, according to Science Codex.
Proton therapy is a radiation technique that limits side effects associated with traditional tumor-removal treatments, according to Scicasts.
Researchers analyzed the occurrence of new position-related nerve deficits in spinal surgery, according to News-Medical.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for May 5, 2016.
Spinal cord stimulator implants are now being offered for chronic pain relief at Premier Pain Specialists in Chicago.
Medtronic released results of a seven-year follow-up study in which the two-level Prestige LP Cervical Disc was compared to 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
High-risk patients are 40 percent more likely to experience life-threatening complications after surgery, according to kcrg.com.
Researchers analyzed obesity's impact on lumbar spinal fusion patients, according to a Spine study. The study investigated one-year follow-up data of 805 patients. Of these patients, 204 were normal weight, 365 were overweight and 236 were obese.
Philadelphia-based Bioquark is analyzing whether injecting stem cells into the central nervous system will revitalize the brain cells in dead post-trauma patients, according to Counsel&Heal.
Ventura, Calif.-based Advanced Spine & Sport Medical Rehabilitation Center is hosting a stem cell injection seminar.
One part of my job that I enjoy is meeting with different healthcare organizations and groups. Given the richness and complexity of our industry, it's no surprise that I see a pretty wide range of environments. But a few weeks ago the contrast between two different spine groups was particularly eye-opening.
Buffalo, N.Y.-based UBMD Physicians Group named neurosurgeon Kevin J. Gibbons, MD, executive director.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., lists the areas most affected by complications after surgery to treat spinal disorders, as reported by Counsel&Heal.
Arman Jahangiri and his team won the Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award for their research, "From Bench to Bedside: National Institutes of Health Funding for Neurosurgeons form 1991-2015," according to newswise.
Kenneth Pettine, MD, of Johnstown, Colo.-based Spine Institute, shared his experiences using AxioMed's Freedom Lumbar Total Disc Replacement, according to Virtual-Strategy Magazine.
Insurance companies in some states implemented a prior authorization program for low back pain patients before receiving surgical care. How well do they work?
St. Luke's Neurosurgery Associates in Duluth, Minn., welcomed neurologic surgeon Robert Bejnarowicz, DO, to its group, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia recently designated St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va., a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care, knee and hip replacement and spine surgery, according to The Herald-Dispatch.
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