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  1. The Core Institute CEO weighs in on CMS' proposed changes for 2022

    CMS on July 19 proposed a number of changes that would have a significant effect on outpatient orthopedics next year.
  2. Surgeon opens brain & spine center in former emergency care clinic

    Yogish Kamath, MD, opened a brain and spine surgery center in a former emergency care clinic in Wichita Falls, Texas, Wichita Falls Times Record News reported July 23.
  3. Orthopedic surgical hospital wins approval despite pushback from medical center

    A group of 29 orthopedic surgeons received approval July 22 for a proposed 24-bed orthopedic surgical hospital in Delray Beach, Fla., The Palm Beach Post reported.

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  1. AAOS encouraged by CMS proposal, but 'much work left to be done'

    Halting the elimination of CMS' inpatient-only list and returning the 298 musculoskeletal services to the list are two of the most notable changes proposed by the agency this week.
  2. Dr. James Andrews takes orthopedic practice, new ASC to Florida

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center is expanding to Florida through a partnership with Flagler Health+ in St. Augustine.
  3. California hospital 1 of 5 to install 4 joint replacement robots from Stryker

    Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Health added it's fourth Mako robot, something only four other hospitals have done.
  4. Zavation Medical Products sold to PE firm

    Flowood, Miss.-based Zavation Medical Products was sold to a new private-equity firm, according to a July 22 news release.
  1. Lumbar spinal arthroplasty system found to be more cost-effective than spinal fusions

    A facet arthroplasty system was found to be more beneficial and cost-effective than traditional spinal fusions, according to a July 22 news release from Premia Spine.
  2. NuVasive launches 3D-printed ALIF implant

    NuVasive has launched its Modulus anterior lateral interbody fusion implant, the company announced July 22. 
  3. 'All instrumentation will be absorbable': 2 surgeons predict the future of spine

    From the growth of robotic technology to the increasing role artificial intelligence and machine learning will play in spine,  bold predictions about the future of the specialty are shared by two surgeons.
  4. $3.5M kickback scheme allegedly involved 3 physicians at Maryland spine group

    Three physicians affiliated with Rockville, MD.-based National Spine & Pain Centers have been named as defendants in a $3.5 million kickback scheme that allegedly ordered unnecessary genetic tests for Medicare and Medicaid patients, The Orange County Register reported July 21.
  1. PE-backed Orthopedic Care Partners acquires 33-physician Arizona practice

    Gainesville, Fla.-based Orthopedic Care Partners has added an Arizona-based multispecialty orthopedic practice to its platform.
  2. 71 spine procedures CMS may not pay for at ASCs in 2022

    ASC administrators are dismayed by CMS' proposal to bump 298 musculoskeletal-related procedures back to its inpatient-only list next year.
  3. Johnson & Johnson's knee sales up 94.6% in Q2; spine sales return to worldwide growth

    Johnson & Johnson's orthopedics second-quarter sales increased 53.4 percent to $2.2 billion year over year with the company's spine sales seeing a return to global growth.
  4. Dr. Charles Park debuts minimally invasive spinal fusion technique

    Charles Park, MD, PhD, has started using a new minimally invasive spine surgery method to treat lower back and leg pain.
  5. Florida board set to vote on proposed orthopedic hospital: 5 things to know

    Pressure is mounting against plans for an orthopedic hospital in Delray Beach, Fla., and Palm Beach County commissioners are set to vote on it July 22.
  6. Colorado surgeon outperforming Stryker benchmarks for robotic knee replacement — 6 insights

    Stryker has released total knee replacement data on a Colorado orthopedic surgeon that shows how he is outperforming peers using the Mako robot, The Daily Sentinel reported July 21.
  7. The 3 healthcare trends Dr. Thomas Obermeyer is watching most closely

    Thomas Obermeyer, of Barrington Orthopedic Specialists in Schaumburg, Ill., is following the evolution of outpatient surgery, value-based care and consolidation in orthopedics.
  8. MIS spine tech: Which are fads, and what is here to stay? 7 surgeons weigh in

    Over the last 30 years, minimally invasive technology has developed rapidly in spine surgery, with many technologies demonstrating significant clinical advantages, but others promising more than they could deliver and largely falling by the wayside.
  9. NuVasive lifts hold on spine rods, 5 highest paid tech CEOs and more: 5 device company updates

    A surgeon debuts Nexxt Spine's new implant and four more updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:

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