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  1. Catalyst OrthoScience adds chief strategy officer

    Medical device company Catalyst OrthoScience has added Amy Ables, PhD, as its chief strategy officer effective immediately. 
  2. 8 orthopedic facility transactions in 2023

    2023 was a big year for medical office building acquisitions and trades, with several facilities housing orthopedic practices being traded and constructed. 
  3. Aspirus Orthopedic Care expands in Wisconsin

    Aspirus Health in Medford, Wis. is expanding its orthopedic services to Wisconsin Rapids, according to a Nov. 20 news release.

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  1. Exactech's active intelligence platform surpasses 100,000 joint replacements

    Exactech's Active Intelligence platform has been used in more than 100,000 joint replacements worldwide, according to a Nov. 20 news release.
  2. Intermountain Health hospital adds 2 spine surgeons

    Intermountain Health Park City (Utah) Hospital added two pediatric orthopedic spine surgeons, according to a Nov. 20 news release. 
  3. Spine surgery becoming 'ultra-minimally invasive'

    The "minimally invasive" trend has skyrocketed in orthopedics over the last few years, with more procedures moving to the ASC setting and robotic options allowing for minimally invasive joint replacements, and spine surgery is starting to follow suit. 
  4. Spine surgeons’ tools for success in 2024

    As spine practices head into the new year, here are four key ways surgeons can get and stay ahead of challenges.

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  1. Spine surgeon pay hits $844k

    The average orthopedic spine surgeon salary nationwide is $844,422, according to the 2022 Medical Group Management Association Compensation & Production Report.
  2. Why peeling off from a large health system was the best decision this surgeon made all year

    In 2023, Earl Kilbride, MD, and two partners left the large orthopedic group, Austin-based Texas Orthopedics, to open a small private practice. 
  3. Hospital closures, Amazon's latest primary care move + 3 more notes

    The last week in healthcare has been busy with big transactions, and one deal possibly stymied by the Federal Trade Commission.
  4. Orthopedic equipment company owner pleads guilty in $11M kickback scheme

    The owner of two durable medical equipment companies pleaded guilty for his role in an $11 million kickback scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia said Nov. 16.
  1. 'Think like a dandelion' to thrive in 2024, says 1 orthopedic surgeon

    Between ever changing regulatory requirements, reimbursement models and new technology opportunities, the orthopedic and spine surgeons most equipped for change are those who can thrive in any environment. 
  2. Why private practice is worth it for 2 spine surgeons

    Two spine surgeons shared with Becker's the reasons why they prefer private practice over hospital employment.
  3. Spine kickback orchestrator sentenced for violating forfeiture order

    Michael Drobot, who served prison time for paying illegal kickbacks for spine surgeries at the now-defunct Pacific Hospital, was sentenced to another 15 months in prison for not paying money that he owed the government, The Press Telegram reported Nov. 17.
  4. Spine surgeons' next payer battle

    Spine surgeons saw a major victory in a yearslong payer battle this year when Aetna revised its lumbar disc replacement policy in February. Now, some surgeons are looking ahead to the next hurdle they could face from insurers.
  5. The hardest part of being an orthopedic surgeon

    Being an orthopedic surgeon is far from easy — the job is filled with tough calls and hard truths. 
  6. Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin names executive director

    Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin named Cameron Conner as its executive director effective Dec. 5.
  7. Litchfield Hills Orthopedic building sold for $8.1M

    A 37,731-square-foot medical office building in Torrington, Conn., anchored by Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates has sold, according to a Nov. 16 report from REBusiness Online.
  8. CEO pay for top spine, orthopedic companies

    The top executives at large orthopedic and spine device companies received millions of dollars in total compensation for the 2022 fiscal year, according to reports filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
  9. Total disc replacement cost growth far outpacing reimbursement

    Hospital charges for elective total cervical disc replacement increased significantly from 2009 to 2019, Medicare reimbursement hasn't kept up, according to a study published in the November 2023 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery.

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