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  1. The 4 largest orthopedic mergers announced or launched in 2021

    Four orthopedic practices have announced or launched mergers involving 50 or more physicians in 2021:
  2. 7 sports medicine updates

    Here are seven sports medicine industry updates since Sept. 1: 
  3. 2 CEOs on the biggest opportunities for orthopedic growth

    Maintaining independence is among the biggest challenges facing orthopedic groups amid significant industry consolidation, but migrating more higher-acuity cases to the outpatient setting and expanding ambulatory strategies represent key growth opportunities.
  1. Fewer indirect pay deals will be subject to Stark scrutiny in 2022: 3 notes

    CMS reduced the number of indirect compensation agreements subject to Stark Law referral and billing prohibitions in its Nov. 2 clarification of indirect compensation arrangements , according to a JDSupra report by Matthew Westbrook, an attorney specializing in healthcare regulatory compliance.
  2. Who leads the top orthopedic, neurosurgery residency programs

    Doximity's 2021-2022 Residency Navigator ranks the top residency programs for multiple medical specialities in the U.S.
  3. 3 California orthopedic practices to create 60-physician network

    Three physician-owned orthopedic practices in California are merging to create the third-largest specialty group in the western U.S., San Francisco Business Times reported Nov. 18.
  4. The biggest challenges & opportunities in orthopedics: Q&A with OrthoIndy's president

    Ed Hellman, MD, president and interim CEO of Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy, has navigated several healthcare challenges over the last 30 years as an orthopedic surgeon.

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  1. What surgeons are saying about value-based care

    Value-based care has been a hot topic among spine and orthopedic surgeons. While some see promise in the way patient care can be delivered, many say there's still room for improvement.
  2. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeons to know:
  3. Dr. Marc Philippon performs hip surgery on singer Pink

    Marc Philippon, MD, at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., performed hip surgery on the singer Pink, according to her Nov. 17 Instagram post.
  4. Bioventus to bolster Tennessee presence, add 40 jobs

    Orthobiologics company Bioventus has signed a lease agreement to double its current operations and manufacturing space in Cordova, Tenn.
  1. What 2 orthopedic surgeons are thankful for this year

    Two orthopedic surgeons reflect on what they're grateful for in 2021 ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  2. Orthopedic surgeon among 3 named to Washington hospital's CMO roles

    An orthopedic surgeon is among three physicians who will share the chief medical officer role at Pullman (Wash.) Regional Hospital and Clinic Network, Big Country News reported Nov. 17.
  3. A breakdown of 3 high-profile cervical discs

    Artificial disc replacement technology has made significant strides in 2021. Here's a breakdown of three artificial discs making headlines.
  4. 5 studies orthopedic surgeons should know

    Becker's Spine Review reported on five studies in the last 30 days that orthopedic surgeons should know.
  5. Medtronic's new leadership, Stryker's latest orthopedic launch & more: 8 device company notes

    From Medtronic's new spine leader to Johnson & Johnson's planned split, here are eight key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  6. 7 updates in biologics

    A spine biologics company's $100 million investment deal and six more key updates in regenerative medicine in the last two months:
  7. How 6 spine surgeons are upping their patient referral game

    A growing number of patients are using online platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube to seek out healthcare providers, which presents a key opportunity for surgeons to expand their patient base. 
  8. Spine surgery gets more precise at Michigan hospital with robotic tech

    St. Joseph, Mich.-based Spectrum Health Lakeland added the Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic guidance platform, according to a Nov. 15 news release.
  9. 5 spine centers to know

    Here are five spine practices to know:

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