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October 2012 Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review

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56 Sports Medicine Practices to Know

Here are 57 sports medicine practices to know. Click to continue »


12 Tactics for Spine Surgeons to Avoid Hospital Employment

Spine surgeons, along with all specialists, are increasingly becoming employed by hospitals for a variety of reasons: starting salary is higher, set working hours and the ability to focus on the clinic instead of worry about the business. Click to continue »


10 Trends in Reimbursement for Spinal Surgery

Here are 10 points discussing the challenges of spine surgery reimbursement today and where the trends are heading in the future. Click to continue »


Publisher’s Letter: October 2012

This issue covers topics such as spine surgery reimbursement, maintaining private practice and healthcare reform. It contains expertise from spine surgeons such as Edward Benzel, MD, of Cleveland Clinic; Jeffrey Goldstein, MD, of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases; Christopher Kauffman, MD, of the North American Spine Society Board of Directors; and Stephen Hochschuler, MD, of Texas Back Institute. Click to continue »


8 Challenges for Spine Surgeons Over the Next 10 Years

Andrew Cordover, MD, a spine surgeon with Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., and Anthony Rinella, MD, a spine surgeon with Illinois Spine & Scoliosis Center in Homer Glen and co-founder of SpineHope, discuss the biggest challenges for spine surgeons coming in the next decade. Click to continue »


7 Trends Impacting the Future of Spinal Surgery

Here are seven trends making a huge impact on the future of spine surgery. Click to continue »


5 Big Changes in Coverage Policies Devastating Spine Surgery

Surgeons have been seeing sudden and unannounced coverage changes for common spinal procedures over the past year, leading to denied claims and a loss of revenue and resources. Click to continue »


10 Top Issues for Spine Surgeons After the Supreme Court Upheld Healthcare Reform

At the end of June, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which aims to reform the healthcare system in America. Click to continue »


7 Spine Surgeons on Biggest Opportunities for Growth in Spinal Surgery

Here are seven spine surgeons discussing the biggest opportunities for growth in the spine field. Click to continue »


Developing an Orthopedic Spine & Neurosurgery Partnership That Works: Q&A With Dr. Edward Benzel and Adam Bartsch of Cleveland Clinic

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


60 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know

Here are 61 spine surgeon inventors to know. Click to continue »


8 Benefits for Spine Practices of Adding Pain Management

As the healthcare industry continues to change, spine surgeons and practices are increasingly partnering with pain management and physical medicine specialists to grow their practice and remain independent. Click to continue »


Inside the Orthopedic Bundled Payment Program in Tennessee: Q&A With TriZetto's Camille Van Vurst and Blue Cross's Dr. Thomas Lundquist

Camille Van Vurst, RN, MBA, vice president of accountable care strategic advisory services at TriZetto Group, and Thomas Lundquist, MD, vice president of performance measures at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, discuss the bundled payment program that was recently announced for joint replacements and arthroscopy. Click to continue »


Where Orthopedic Surgeons Fit in ACOs: 3 Experts Weigh-In

One of the most sweeping changes concerning the healthcare system today is accountable care organizations. Click to continue »


11 Key Legal Risk Areas for ASCs

There are several different legal issues that face the surgery center industry. This article briefly outlines 11 core legal risk areas. Click to continue »


Why a Physician-Owned Orthopedics Specialty Hospital Can Succeed: Q&A With Rothman Specialty Hospital

Rothman Specialty Hospital, based in Bensalem, Pa., is a 65,000-squre-foot facility in partnership with the physicians of Rothman Institute. Click to continue »


7 Challenges & Innovations on the Horizon for Orthopedic Technology

Steven F. Harwin, MD, is the chief of adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Click to continue »


7 Biggest Factors Impacting Spine Research & Innovation

There are several factors making an impact on spine research and innovation today, with some posing challenges while others offer opportunities for growth and development. Click to continue »


5 Expectations for the Minimally Invasive Spine Market

Thus far minimally invasive spinal procedures have promised better results for patients and healthcare providers. Click to continue »


Pressing Issues in Interventional Pain Management Advocacy: Q&A With Dr. Scott Glaser of ASIPP

Scott Glaser, MD, is a director on the national board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, where he has also served as vice president. Click to continue »


Minimally Invasive Total Shoulder Replacements & What Lies Ahead for Shoulder Surgery: Q&A With Dr. Anthony Romeo of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Anthony Romeo, MD, director of the section of shoulder and elbow at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has spent the past several years developing the technique, instrumentation and implants for a minimally invasive total shoulder replacement. Click to continue »


On the Forefront of ACL Reconstruction: 4 Points From Dr. Freddie Fu of UPMC Sports Medicine

Freddie Fu, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and the chairman of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Click to continue »


18 Spine Surgeons & Specialists on the Move

Here are 18 spine surgeons on the move this year. Click to continue »


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