Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Chronic opioid users have 33% relative increase in likelihood of repeat spinal fusion within 1 year — 8 takeaways

    Researchers from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus investigated the impact of chronic opioid therapy on complications following spinal fusion surgery. By Megan Wood -
  2. China FDA issues new guidance on 3-D printed medical devices: 8 insights

    The China Food and Drug Administration issued new guidance on registration rules for 3-D printed medical devices, Emergo reports. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Scoliosis Research Society collaborates with Medtronic, NuVasive & more for scoliosis study: 5 key insights

    The Scoliosis Research Society collaborated with the International Spine Study Group Foundation and several spine industry leaders to complete the Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis II study. By Shayna Korol -

Out-of-network: Frequently asked questions

Guide to negotiating and appealing out-of-network bills.
  1. Smith & Nephew select Texas for $29M expansion project: 5 insights

    Smith & Nephew chose its Fort Worth, Texas manufacturing plant as the location for a $29 million expansion project, according to the Dallas Business Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. J&J CFO to depart ending 19-year career at the company: 5 things to know

    Johnson & Johnson CFO Dominic Caruso plans to retire in September, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Ortho Rhode Island surgeon spearheading initiatives to combat opioid epidemic: 5 highlights

    Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island surgeon Michael Bradley, MD, and anesthesiologist Henry Cabrera, MD, are rolling out a new pathway to curb opioid dependency at South County Health Orthopedics Center in Washington County, R.I. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. DePuy Synthes, K2M, Zimmer Biomet & more: 8 device company notes

    Here are eight key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week. By Mackenzie Garrity -

A path forward: Adapting to new technologies and strategy within digital healthcare marketing

As players like Amazon consider the market, what are the mindsets executives must consider?
  1. 50+ female orthopedic surgeons in the US

    Female orthopedic surgeons are one group of women excelling in a traditionally male-dominated field. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Which factors impact rod slippage with magnetically controlled growing rods? 4 takeaways

    Researchers investigated factors related to rod slippage with magnetically controlled growing rods, in a new study published in Spine. By Megan Wood -
  3. 4 MIS spine devices & technologies making the headlines

    Here are four minimally invasive spine surgery devices and technologies making a splash in the industry. By Megan Wood -
  4. Centinel Spine, PGA Tour winner Brian Gay team up — 5 highlights

    Centinel Spine and golfer Brian Gay entered into an endorsement agreement. By Megan Wood -
  1. FDA clears Life Spine's PLATEAU-LO Insert and Rotate Spacer System: 5 points

    Life Spine earned FDA clearance for its Plateau-Lo Insert and Rotate Spacer System. By Megan Wood -
  2. The MORE Foundation receives accreditation as CME organization: 4 highlights

    The Arizona Medical Association accredited The MORE Foundation as a Continuing Medical Education granting non-profit, according to AZ Big Media. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Sparrow Carson orthopedic surgeon in infection allegations has history of sexual harassment accusations: 5 things to know

    After a federal investigation alleged Raymond Allard, MD, was in violation of infection control standards and policies, Mr. Allard "voluntarily" gave up his license. However, a recent Freedom of Information Act request by Lansing State Journal, found Dr. Allard had a 100-page sexual harassment complaint in 2014. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. KentuckyOne Health partners with Taylor Regional Hospital to expand spine services: 5 notes

    Lexington-based KentuckyOne Health and Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, Ky., partnered. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Maxwell begins campaign for New York representative seat: 5 takeaways

    Republican-backed candidate Jim Maxwell, MD, began his campaign to replace late Representative Louise Slaughter, D, in Congress, according to WHEC. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Dr. Brian Shafer examining broken wrist of Dodgers' Justin Turner, who is out indefinitely

    Brian Shafer, MD, will examine the broken wrist of Los Angeles Dodgers' third baseman Justin Turner, after he suffered a non-displaced fracture March 19, reports. By Eric Oliver -
  7. The 3 aspects of spine surgery expected to gain ground in 2018 + what spine implant materials need to increase adoption from Dr. D. Greg Anderson

    The 3 aspects of spine surgery expected to gain ground in 2018 + what spine implant materials need to increase adoption from Dr. D. Greg Anderson By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 10 things to know about K2M

    K2M is a global complex spine and minimally invasive solutions company. It is focused on building a comprehensive portfolio of 3-D-printed solutions to address the full range of spinal pathologies. By Shayna Korol -
  9. Washington orthopedic surgeon barred from operating on patients — 5 notes

    A Washington state commission accused orthopedic surgeon Valentin Antoci, MD, of improperly treating two patients and barred him from performing surgical procedures until a full hearing is conducted, according to the Yakima Herald. By Angie Stewart -

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