September 11, 2023

1. Appeals court overturns spine patient's verdict, awards surgeon new trial Full story

2. 8 hospital closures in 2023 Full story

3. The best orthopedic hospitals in Texas for 3+ years in a row Full story

4. OnPoint Surgical gets FDA clearance for AR spine system Full story

5. Surgical site infections cost $3.3B annually, yet most hospitals + surgery centers are deficient in a key preventative area. More on this + the path forward — here


6. As CMS rates dip, is there a last straw for spine surgeons? Full story

7. EmergeOrtho, OrthoCarolina form orthopedic care alliance Full story

8. 2 recent spine, orthopedic settlements Full story

9. Dr. Lawrence Rinsky retires from Stanford Medicine Children's Health Full story

10. Medicaid determinations are going worse than expected. Learn key strategies to keep your revenue cycle resilient + payments more predictable, in this live session.


11. What is the worst city for physicians to retire in? Full story

12. What's the difference between chatbots and conversational AI? The answer has crucial implications for the patient experience. Here's why

13. Learning Opportunity: Health systems share key barriers in deploying remote care, but 1 system has cracked the code. Learn their approach + insights from Becker's-Biofourmis' leadership survey, here.

14. Learning Opportunity: Enhanced SPD training + 'culture changes' aren't fixing high rates of surgical site infections. The shift in sterilization that can drive real improvements (and profitability) — here.

15. Learning Opportunity: Hiccups in utilization review result in unwelcome denials. See the tech ECU Health is using to drive documentation efficiency + collect appropriate payments.


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