Northwell Health opened the Lenox Health Greenwich Village in New York City, which includes a surgery center, medical pavilion and orthopedic institute, according to Chelsea Now.
Texas Back Institute Co-Founder Stephen Hochschuler, MD, discusses key trends in the independent practice of medicine for orthopedic and spine surgeons and how to prepare for the future.
Adam Bruggeman, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at San Antonio-based Texas Spine Care Center. He spoke with Becker's ASC Review on establishing sustainable success in orthopedic practices.
Standiford Helm II, MD, medical director of The Helm Center for Pain Management in Laguna Woods, Calif., shares his thoughts on factors impacting the pain management industry and why he employs a multidisciplinary approach to manage chronic pain.
Ellis Knight, MD, senior vice president and CMO of Coker Group in Alpharetta, Ga., says there are eight key factors for spine surgeons to consider before jumping into bundled payments. Dr. Knight discusses these factors and five ways surgeons can deliver higher quality, cost-effective care in healthcare's value-based reimbursement model.
Independent practice, coupled with the drive for outpatient surgery, will transform the orthopedic field in the coming years, according to Nitkin Khanna, MD, of Munster-based Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana. In an interview with Becker's Spine Review, Dr. Khanna highlighted how orthopedic surgeons can maintain their independence and other factors impacting the orthopedic industry.
Spine surgeons and orthopedic surgeons are looking at new partnerships to help them bolster patient care and control costs. James Sanfilippo, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon with New Jersey-based Reconstructive Orthopedics discussed the benefits of these partnerships and key considerations before jumping into a joint venture.
Tyler, Texas-based Precision Spine Care gathered 9,500 items of food for charity, according to CBS 19.
Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines.
Michael Goldberger, MD, of Tri-County Orthopedics in Morristown, N.J., will provide free foot examinations and care to area homeless Nov. 19.
Healthcare technology company PeerWell unveiled an addition to its platform designed for outpatient joint replacement centers.
Press Ganey honored Shoreview, Minn.-based Fulcrum Health's ChiroCare network with a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award.
Medscape interviewed 4,000-plus physicians in 25-plus specialties about malpractice lawsuit experiences.
New York City-based NYU Langone raised more than $1.3 million and recognized Patrick Meere, MD, Tarek Sherif and Sophie Nicholson at its annual Musculoskeletal Ball Nov. 14.
Vladimir Sinkov, MD, of Manchester-based New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center, highlights reimbursements, regulations and lawsuits as the three greatest obstacles currently impacting independent spine surgeons. He also considers whether independent spine surgeons will be able to remain so moving forward.

16. Dr. Jean Drouin on why technology is critical for taking on risk

Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:22
Jean Drouin, MD, CEO and founder of Clarity Health Solutions, discusses how organizations can leverage technology to overcome obstacles in the healthcare industry as well as drive collaboration among staff.
Bethesda, Md.-based The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics hired Brian Mathias as chief clinical officer.

18. 3 best investments for physicians from Dr. Larry Teuber

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:40
By the time they are 50 years old, 56 percent of physicians have a net worth of $1 million to $5 million, and around 15 percent of all orthopedic surgeons report a net worth exceeding $5 million, according to the Medscape "Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2017."
The Congressional Budget Office reported Medicare payments to providers would witness a $25 billion cut in 2018 if a new tax bill is passed, according to Medscape.
The Association of American Medical Colleges unveiled its board of directors for the 2017 to 2018 term.
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