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  1. Jury awards California neurosurgeon $2M in retaliation case: 4 details

    A California neurosurgeon won the lawsuit he brought against the University of California regents and two others, claiming his department leaders retaliated against him for filing a grievance in 2014, according to a My News LA report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Relieviant Medsystems' Intracept procedure found to be effective for lower back pain patients

    A study showing the efficacy of the Intracept procedure developed by medical device company Relievant Medsystems, which develops minimally invasive solutions for low-back pain, was published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery. By Rachel Popa -
  3. Andrews' Dr. Steve Jordan on UCL repair with internal brace as an effective treatment option

    After a study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine confirmed the effectiveness of ulnar collateral ligament repair with internal brace in treating partial UCL tears, Steve Jordan, MD, a sports medicine specialist at Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, offered commentary. By Eric Oliver -

How to optimize payer contract negotiations.

The importance of developing and presenting a business case to your payer to optimize reimbursement options.
  1. Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee readies to open new facility — 4 insights

    The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee will open its new Franklin facility April 29. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Stryker sales up after K2M acquisition & more: 6 device company notes

    Here are six key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. Morgan Lorio to join Advanced Orthopedics

    Advanced Orthopedics, a leading U.S. spine clinic specializing in minimally invasive procedures and pain management in Florida, has announced that Dr. Morgan Lorio is joining the practice. By Alan Condon -
  4. Private practice vs. hospital employee: Where we are today and why

    This article is a portion of a book titled "Challenges, Risks and Opportunities in Today's Spine World " edited by Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, and Richard Fessler, MD. You can find links to the previous chapters at the end of this article. By Richard Fessler, MD, PhD, Neurological Spine Surgeon at Rush University Medical Center -

Why it's time for providers to take the plunge into risk.

The future of payment reform — What providers need to know about BPCI Advanced.
  1. Nexxt Spine installs 5th additive manufacturing machine: 5 things to know

    Nexxt Spine is continuing to invest in additive manufacturing technology with the installation of its fifth Concept Laser Mlab machine from GE Additive, according to a report from GE Additive. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. FDA inspects orthopedic additive manufacturing facility in Ohio: 3 notes

    The FDA inspected Tangible Solutions' Fairborn, Ohio-based facility, according to a company press release. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Stryker reports K2M integration on track, future spine acquisitions possible

    Stryker completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of K2M last year, and continues to integrate the company into the larger organization. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 12 devicemakers prepare pitches for judges from Medtronic, DePuy Synthes & more

    The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation named 12 finalists eligible for up to $50,000 in grant funding through its pediatric medical device competition.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Texas Back Institute surgeons implant 1st Orthofix M6-C discs — 5 insights

    Orthopedic surgeons at the Dallas-based Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute implanted Orthofix Medical's M6-C artificial cervical disc in the first patients. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Stryker, DJO & more: 6 device company launches, releases

    Six orthopedic and spine device companies that recently launched or released devices: By Eric Oliver -
  3. Sentara Martha Jefferson opens orthopedic practice — 3 insights

    Charlottesville, Va.-based Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital opened an orthopedic practice in Crozet, Va., to accommodate growing demand, local news affiliate NBC 29 reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Indiana spine, neurosurgeon group refuses to become employed at IU Health, jeopardizing relationship: 5 details

    Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is at odds with IU Health, both based in Indianapolis, over a future relationship and agreements, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Stryker Q1 spine sales up 38.6% in US after K2M acquisition: 6 things to know

    Stryker reported 8.5 net sales growth in the first quarter of 2019. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. South County Hospital sees 'perfect' precision with ExcelsiusGPS — 3 quick points

    Wakefield, R.I.-based South County Hospital adopted the ExcelsiusGPS for use in spine surgeries, WJAR NBC 10 reports. By Angie Stewart -
  7. Camber Spine moves to 27K-square-foot space ahead of product launches

    Medical device company Camber Spine moved its headquarters to a 27,000-square-foot space in King of Prussia, Pa., preparing for future expansion. By Angie Stewart -
  8. Legislation, bundled payments may be stabilizing neurosurgery reimbursement

      A Mayo Clinic study cited by Medscape examining spine surgery reimbursement presented at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting this month found that despite a decrease in Medicare reimbursement, legislation may help in the long run.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Dr. Lyle Cain performs hip replacement on Alabama head coach Nick Saban — 4 insights

    Lyle Cain, MD, replaced University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban's right hip April 22, 247 Sports reports. By Eric Oliver -

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