March 2017 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

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March 2017 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

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Dr. Tom Price is Your New HHS Secretary: 8 Things to Know
Tom Price, MD, was confirmed as the new administration’s HHS secretary by a vote of 52 to 47. Click to Continue >>

5 Reasons Why Spine Care Will Boom in the Next Decade
President and CEO of Stillwater, Minn.-based Midwest Spine & Brain Stefano Sinicropi, MD, writes about the expanding spine care market and factors driving growth over the next 10 years. Click to Continue >> 

Spine Care in 2017: 4 Spine Surgeons Make Predictions
Kevin Ju, MD, of Texas Back Institute in Plano; Brian Gantwerker, MD, of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles; Richard Kube, MD, of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill.; and Vladimir Sinkov, MD, of Nashua-based New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center discuss where they feel spine care is headed this year. Click to Continue >> 


This issue of Becker’s Spine Review includes physician compensation statistics for key specialists, news from around the healthcare industry and interviews with key spine surgeon thought leaders about what to expect in 2017. Click here to Continue >> 


Jury: Concurrent Spine Surgeries Did Not Cause Patient’s Paralysis
On Jan. 30, 2017, a Boston jury determined a Massachusetts General Hospital spine surgeon’s concurrent surgery schedule in 2012 did not result in a patient’s quadriplegia, The Boston Globe reported. Click to Continue >>

Behind Bars for Fraud: Neurosurgeon Dr. Aria Sabit Receives Nearly 20-Year Prison Sentence — 8 Key Insights
Neurosurgeon Aria Sabit, MD, received a 235-month prison sentence on Jan. 10, 2017, for fraud, as reported by MedscapeClick to Continue >>

Is Geisinger’s Refund Program Working? One Year Later, Here are the Results
More than a year ago, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., launched a unique program in healthcare: refunds for patients dissatisfied with their care. Click to Continue >>

How Healthcare Will Change Under Trump — Injecting Standard Business Principles into Healthcare Delivery: Q&A with Dr. Craig Callewart
Craig Callewart, MD, is a private practice surgeon in Dallas who has participated in politics at the local and national levels for years. Click to Continue >>

7 Core Thoughts on Great Leadership
When we think about leadership, we think of seven things. Click to Continue >>


Zimmer Biomet Names New President, Americas: Robert Delp
Robert D. Delp will assume a new leadership role with Zimmer Biomet later this month. Click here to Continue >>

Medtronic Plans to Sell Medical Supplies Unit, Bloomberg Reports: 6 Key Insights
Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic is planning to sell a portion or all of its medical supplies business, unnamed sources revealed to BloombergClick here to Continue >>

FDA Reclassifies Pedicle Screws & Clarifies Dynamic Stabilization Systems
The FDA  reclassified  pedicle screw systems from a class III device to a class II device. Click here to continue >>


With the minimally invasive spine surgery market predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.57 percent between 2016 and 2020, there's much to look forward to. Click here to Continue >>

5 Key Notes on MIS vs. Open Technologies for Lumbar Spinal Fusion
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines minimally invasive spinal fusion technologies and whether they lead to a better outcome after elective interbody fusion. Click here to Continue >>


Hospital Employment vs. Private Practice — Orthopedic Surgeons Taking Note of Pros and Cons: 8 Observations
Time Magazine reports that orthopedists earn the highest salaries of anyone in the medical field, with an average annual salary of $443,000. Click here to Continue >>

Booming M&A Activity Spurring ASC Market Growth: 4 Points
Through 2020, the ASC market is likely to continue expanding, a Market Reports World analysis found. Click here to Continue >>

Key Thoughts on the Movement From Inpatient to Outpatient Care
Whether Obamacare or Trumpcare, we expect that there will continue to be substantial movement from the inpatient to outpatient arena. Click here to Continue >>

Swedish-Cherry Hill Neuroscience Chair Dr. Johnny Delashaw Steps Down Amid Investigation
Johnny B. Delashaw, MD, resigned from his post as chair of the Seattle-based Swedish Neuroscience Institute on the Cherry Hill campus on March 1, 2017, amid a state health regulatory investigation into complaints filed against him, The Seattle Times reports. Click here to Continue >>

The CORE Institute, Banner Health Partner for New Outpatient Location in Phoenix
Phoenix-based The CORE Institute and Banner Health expanded their partnership to open The Orthopedic & Spine Institute on the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix campus. Click here to Continue >>

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