From: Becker's Orthopedic Review <>
Subject: CMS' lowest vs. highest-paid physicians: 5 key points | Kansas hospital to lose Medicare funding over EMTALA violation | Medtech, Life Spine, Zimmer Biomet & more: 20 key notes | Following mega losses, Presence to cut 250 jobs

March 21, 2016

1. CMS' lowest vs. highest-paid physicians: 5 key points  Full article 

2. Kansas hospital to lose Medicare funding over EMTALA violation  Full article
3. Plaintiffs win $502M verdict against Johnson & Johnson over hip device - 5 things to know  Full article

4. Whitepaper: How do ASC companies assess value? The results are in! Read the survey here. Click here to find out more. 

5. Following mega losses, Presence to cut 250 jobs  Full article 
6. Former Football Coach Lou Holtz, Fox and Friends Weekend's Tucker Carlson and Surgical Care Affiliates President & CEO Andrew Hayek to keynote at the Becker's 14th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, June 9-11 in Chicago. Don't miss this once-per-year opportunity to network with the best and brightest in the field! Click here to learn more and register.
7. Webinar: Effective cleaning and disinfection - Are you addressing the risk? Click here to find out more.
8. Medtech, Life Spine, Zimmer Biomet & more: 20 key notes  Full article       

9. 7 hospital closures so far in 2016  Full article

10. Drs. Will Workman, Larry Watson & more: 10 orthopedic surgeons in the headlines this week - March 18, 2016  Full article

11. Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Keith Watson of Orthopedic Specialty Associates  Full article  

12. Becker's Spine Review is accepting nominations for the 2016 Spine Surgeon Leadership Awards. Contact Anuja Vaidya at to nominate a spine surgeon leader for an award. 
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20 Companies to Know
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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