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July 2012 Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review

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55 Spine Surgery Practices to Know

Here are 55 independent spine surgery practices to know. Click to continue »


The Most Important Issues Facing Spine Surgeons: Q&A With ISASS President Dr. Steven Garfin

This article discusses 11 issues facing surgery centers. Click to continue »


10 Steps to Negotiate Smart Bundled Payment for Orthopedic Surgery

Hoag Orthopaedic Institute began doing bundled payments in 2008 with patients traveling from around the country for their orthopedic services. Click to continue »


Publisher’s Letter: July 2012

We hope you enjoy this issue of Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. This issue features expertise of some of the nation's leading spine, orthopedic and pain management physicians. This issue includes several feature articles, such as: Click to continue »


6 Steps to Prepare for the Future of Outpatient Spine Surgery

Robert S. Bray, Jr., MD, neurosurgeon and CEO of DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif., believes that outpatient surgery centers and spine specialty hospitals are the future of elective spine surgery. Click to continue »


The Making of a Minimally Invasive Spine Institute: Q&A With Dr. Frank Phillips of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Frank Phillips, MD, director of the section of minimally invasive spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center and a founding member of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush, discusses the institute and where the future is headed for minimally invasive spine procedures. Click to continue »


8 Spine Surgeons on the Future of Spinal Fusions

Here are eight spine surgeons discussing the future of spinal fusions. Click to continue »


7 Steps for Spine Surgeons to Avoid Commoditization

Our current reimbursement model assumes all physicians perform equal treatment with the same outcomes because payors reimburse at the same level regardless of the quality of care. Click to continue »


Funding the Future of Spine Research: Q&A With Dr. Charles Branch & Dr. James Heckman of Collaborative Spine Research Foundation

The Collaborative Spine Research Foundation was created in November of 2011 by a partnership between the American Association of Neurosurgeons/Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation to promote clinical research and unity among all spine surgeons. Click to continue »


12 Spine Surgeon Recognitions

Here are 12 spine surgeons recently recognized or rewarded for achievements in their field. Click to continue »


5 Thoughts for Spine Surgeons on Migrating Cases to ASCs

There are several steps spine surgeons must take when migrating their cases from the inpatient setting to an outpatient surgery center. Click to continue »


How Does Kentucky's Latest Pain Management Legislation Impact Physicians? Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of ASIPP

Kentucky last month signed into law a bill requiring physicians to consult the state's online drug database, Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting, prior to prescribing pain medication to a patient. Click to continue »


4 Steps to Greater Collaboration Between Pain Management & Primary Care

Opioid narcotic underutilization and overutilization are common concerns among primary care physicians and pain management physicians alike, and a clear communication system between physicians can ease the risk of inaccurate or inconsistent prescribing, says Yousuf Sayeed, MD, of the Spine Center at DuPage Medical Group in Naperville, Ill. Click to continue »


10 Benchmarking Statistics About ASC Pain Management Revenue

Here are 10 benchmarking statistics on net revenue for pain management cases in the ASC setting, according to data from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2010. Click to continue »


Dr. Brian Cole: 5 Big Challenges for Orthopedic Surgeons Today

Brian Cole, MD, section head of the Cartilage Research Program and Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center, discusses five big challenges facing orthopedic surgeons in today's volatile healthcare environment. Click to continue »


22 Spine-Driven Ambulatory Surgery Centers

This is a list of 22 ambulatory surgery centers driven by orthopedic spine and neurosurgery procedures. Click to continue »


5 Points on Orthopedic Surgeon Income & Payment Models

Here are five points on orthopedic surgeon income and payment models based on the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2012. Click to continue »


15 Statistics on Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation in 2011

Here are 15 statistics on orthopedic surgeon compensation based on the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2012. Click to continue »


8 Points on Teleradiology for Sports Medicine

This article is by Douglas Smith, MD, president of Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants. Click to continue »


Contact Sports: "You Should Have Your Head Examined"

Head injuries are a ubiquitous part of competitive sports and sports medicine. Click to continue »


Global Teleradiology Market to Grow 19.3% to 2015

The global market for teleradiology is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.3 percent through 2015, according to a report from TechNavio. Click to continue »


10 Steps for Spine Surgeons to Negotiate Best Vendor Contracts

Adam Higman of Soyring Consulting discusses 10 steps for spine surgeons and groups to take when negotiating contracts with implant vendors. Click to continue »


Innovation in Spine Technology Post Healthcare Reform: Q&A With Dr. Dennis Crandall

Over the past decade, spine care technology has exploded. Surgeons and engineers have contributed to new innovations, some of which have revolutionized the field while others haven't been proven in the literature. Click to continue »


Where the Spine Technology Market is Headed: Q&A With K2M CEO Eric Major

Eric Major, President and CEO of spine device company K2M, Inc., discusses where spine technology is headed and his company's plan for success in the future. Click to continue »


10 Milestones for Spine Devices & Implants

Here are 10 milestones for spine devices and implants. Click to continue »


30 Orthopedic Surgeons on the Move

Here are 30 orthopedic surgeons on the move in 2012. Click to continue »
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