From: Becker's Orthopedic Review <>
Subject: Great Plains Orthopaedics, OSF HealthCare to merge: 4 points | CMS officials to hospitals: Stop misusing HCAHPS measures | J&J plans to launch 20+ products by 2018 | What are spine surgeons' favorite vacation spots?

May 27, 2016

1. 5 key points on Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush's bundled payments making healthcare affordable & transparent  Full article
2. CMS officials to hospitals: Stop misusing HCAHPS measures  Full article  
3. J&J ramps up medical device business, plans to launch 20+ products by 2018  Full article     

4. Webinar: What are the new technologies in the area of enhanced visual inspection of medical devices? Click here to find out more.  

5. Top 25 states with the highest & lowest ASC wrong-site surgery rates  Full article 
6. Eli Lilly plans to launch 20 new drugs by 2023  Full article   

8. Healthcare Supply Chain Association names Vizient's Ricki Wilson chairperson for healthcare division  Full article    

9. 18 new device launches & releases  Full article 

10. Missouri state department pushes back against Aetna-Humana merger - 5 key notes  Full article

11. 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.   

12. Great Plains Orthopaedics, OSF HealthCare to merge: 4 points  Full article

13. What are spine surgeons' favorite vacation spots?  Full article

14. 7 latest hospital, health system CEO moves  Full article

15. Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Brian Bear of OrthoIllinois  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. Banyan
17. DePuy Synthes
18. Orthofix
19. AmkaiSolutions
20. Syncera

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