May / June 2018 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

Orthopedics & Spine Review

May / June 2018 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

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Self-employed orthopedists earn $38k more than employed
Orthopedists earn an average annual compensation of $497,000, according to the "Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2018". Click Here to Continue

3 aspects of spine surgery expected to gain ground from Dr. D. Greg Anderson
D. Greg Anderson, MD, a spine surgeon with Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute and clinical director of the spine section of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, offers insight into the biggest spine technology trends for 2018 and beyond. Click Here to Continue

CEO compensation for 8 spine, orthopedic device companies
CEOs of medical device company giants routinely make seven-figure salaries, with total compensation reaching even higher when bonuses and stock awards are included. Click Here to Continue

Fugitive spine surgeon’s fellow surgeons speak out about working alongside him: 5 insights
Atiq Durrani, MD, was accused by his patients of performing unnecessary and unsatisfactory surgeries at The Centers for Advanced Spine Technologies in Cincinnati, WLWT 5 report. Click Here to Continue

9 spine surgeons discuss their favorite MIS technology
Here are nine spine surgeons on their favorite minimally invasive spine technology.. Click Here to Continue


Congress questions Joint Commission accreditation process — 7 insights
The House and Energy Commerce Committee sent a letter to The Joint Commission requesting a briefing on its survey process and interactions with CMS by April 6. Click Here to Continue

36 spine & orthopedic device companies to know
The medical technology landscape is changing, with orthopedic and spine device companies growing, developing new technologies and partnering for unique innovations. Click Here to Continue

Orthofix acquires Spinal Kinetics for about $105M: 6 things to know
Orthofix acquired Spinal Kinetics, a privately held company focused on artificial discs, for up to $105 million.. Click Here to Continue

In defense of ASCs — Key thoughts from ASCA CEO William Prentice
The ASC industry has functioned as a high quality, low cost setting of outpatient care for around 50 years. Over the past two decades, the number of ASCs in the U.S. has dramatically increased, and the industry is poised to play a crucial role in value-based care going forward. Click Here to Continue

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association ‘sharply rebukes’ Kaiser Health News, USA Today for report on surgery centers: 6 things to know
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association responded to a report published by Kaiser Health News and USA Today titled, "As Surgery Centers Boom, Patients Are Paying With Their Lives". Click Here to Continue

Ascension Michigan lays off 500 hospital workers: 6 things to know
Ascension Michigan, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, has laid off 500 employees, or roughly 2 percent of its 26,000-person workforce, according to hospital officials. Click Here to Continue

Anesthesiology group launches ad campaign decrying Atrium Health’s decision to switch providers
A Charlotte, N.C.-based anesthesiology group that was recently passed over for a contract renewal by Charlotte-based Atrium Health launched an ad campaign protesting the health system's decision, claiming Atrium's new service provider will "seriously jeopardize patient safety," according to a Charlotte Observer report. Click Here to Continue

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