From: Becker's Orthopedic Review <>
Subject: Bundled payments initiative for TJRs improves outcomes & reduces costs: 6 insights | South Dakota hospital to lose Medicare funding | Stryker to launch Xia 4.5 Cortical Trajectory for spine surgery: 4 key notes | 50 states of population health


March 3, 2016

1. Bundled payments initiative for TJRs improves outcomes & reduces costs: 6 insights  Full article

2. South Dakota hospital to lose Medicare funding  Full article
3. DePuy Synthes jumps into orthopedic bundled payments with Value Stream Partners collaboration  Full article     

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5. Stryker to launch Xia 4.5 Cortical Trajectory for LITe LIF procedures: 4 key notes 
Full article  
6. Come see 131 physician speakers, primarily spine surgeons, at the Becker's 14th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, June 9-11 in Chicago. Click here to learn more and register.
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7. 50 states of population health  Full article 

8. Mayo's Epic implementation will cost upwards of $1B over 5 years  Full article

9. How to keep total joint replacement patients compliant at home to prevent VTE  Full article

10. Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Alexis Colvin of Mount Sinai Hospital  Full article   
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1. National Medical Billing Services:

2. GE Healthcare:
3. North American Partners in Anesthesia:
4. Medline Industries, Inc.:
5. Centinel Spine:
6. Cardinal Health:
7. HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.: 
8. In2itive:
9. Surgical Care Affiliates:
10. Pacira Pharmaceuticals: 
11. Collect RX:
12. Anesthesia Business Consultants:
13. MediGain:
14. Surgical Notes
15. Carl Zeiss Meditec:
16. Meridian Surgical Partners:

17. ASD Management:
18. Orthofix
19. AmkaiSolutions
20. Syncera

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