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January 2013 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

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Current Issue of Becker's O&S Review

102 Surgeons Focused on Spine Surgery Research

Here are 102 surgeons who have made significant contributions to the field of spine surgery through research, innovation or leadership positions. Click to continue »

10 Key Trends in Spine Surgery for 2013

Several leaders in the spine surgery field discuss the key trends to watch for 2013. Click to continue »

5 Factors for Spine Surgeons to Negotiate Better Payor Contracts

1. Gather objective quality data. Insurance companies will ask for quality data during contract negotiations. Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter

This issue of Becker’s Spine Review focuses on spine surgeon leadership and includes two key articles: 100 Spine Surgeons Advancing the Field and 50 Spine Surgeons Focusing on Scoliosis. Click to continue »

Biggest Challenges for Spine Surgeons Heading Into 2013: Q&A With Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein

Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, is a clinical professor and director of spine service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and sits on the Board of Directors for the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. Click to continue »

Dr. Thomas Errico: 5 Goals of International Advocates for Spine Patients

Recently the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery formed an advocacy arm, the International Advocates for Spine Patients. Click to continue »

Goals & Priorities for Spine Surgeons Post Healthcare Reform: Q&A With NASS President Dr. Charles Mick

At the North American Spine Society's annual meeting in October, Charles Mick, MD, was named president for the next year. Dr. Mick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been a member of NASS for 25 years. Click to continue »

5 Tips for Entrepreneurial Spine Surgeons to Stay Independent

Hospitals are employing specialists today at a higher rate than in the past. Click to continue »

Insurance Dependency: Gearing Up for Next Year

This article is written by Barbara Cataletto, MBA, CPC, CEO/Managing Director of Business Dynamics, Inc, and originally appeared in the Business Dynamics newsletter. It is republished here with permission from Business Dynamics. Click to continue »

Quality & Cost-Effective Spinal Imaging of the Future: Q&A With Dr. Eric Bailey of NeuroLogica

Eric M. Bailey, MD, is the president, founder and CEO of NeuroLogica, a Boston-based company focused on medical imaging equipment for healthcare facilities and private practices worldwide. Click to continue »

6 Steps to Optimize OR Efficiency & Cut Costs With Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Brian R. Gantwerker, MD, of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, currently uses minimally invasive spine techniques with patients and has seen the clinical and economic value of these less invasive procedures. Click to continue »

Passing the Torch: 6 Characteristics to Look For in Tomorrow's Spine Surgeon Leaders

Leadership in healthcare today is defined by several characteristics, and not every surgeon can be a leader among their peers. Click to continue »

Are ACOs Beneficial for Spine Surgeons? Q&A With Dr. Nick Shamie of UCLA

A. Nick Shamie, MD, associate professor of spine surgery at UCLA and president of the American College of Spine Surgery, discusses new payment models on the horizon and how spine surgeons will fit into accountable care organizations. Click to continue »

50 Spine Surgeons Leading Scoliosis Development

Here are 50 spine surgeons who are leading scoliosis development nationwide. Click to continue »

Should CRNAs Treat Chronic Pain? Q&A With ASIPP Chairman Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. Click to continue »

5 Tips to Enhance Pain Specialist Communication With Primary Care Physicians

Communication break downs between primary care physicians and consulting pain management physicians can lead to inadequate and potentially hazardous patient care. Click to continue »

8 Benchmarks for Low Back Pain Injections in ASCs

The AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement has released new benchmarking data on four common outpatient procedures: cataract surgery, colonoscopy, knee arthroscopy and low back injection for pain management. Click to continue »

8 Thoughts on How President Barack Obama's Re-Election Impacts Spine Surgery

Eight leading spine surgeons discuss how President Barack Obama's re-election will impact spine surgery and what spine surgeons can expect from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the future. Click to continue »

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