Laura Dyrda

Laura Dyrda

Two cities in Alabama are among the top paying cities for mid-career orthopedic surgeons, according to the Medscape physician salary calculator.

Friday, 14 January 2022 13:26

190+ ASCs with spine surgery | 2022

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of more than 180 ASCs that perform minimally invasive spine surgery in the U.S.:

Amazon is poised to build out more specialty care programs this year to complement its virtual and primary care services, Tom Kiesau, leader of digital health at healthcare advisory firm The Chartis Group, told Managed Healthcare Executive.

Spine surgery is a dynamic field with evolving opportunities to succeed within the value-based healthcare ecosystem. But surgeons who aren't doing these three things could be left behind.

The recent technology advances in spine surgery allow for less invasive procedures and outpatient surgeries. But several spine societies have come together to warn against non-spine surgeons performing spinal arthrodesis.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:15

14 spine devices approved by FDA in December

The FDA granted 24 spine devices clearance in December.

The FDA granted 24 orthopedic devices clearance in December.

Outpatient cervical and lumbar fusions jumped at hospital-outpatient departments after CMS approved the procedures for ASCs while the procedure rate had little or no growth in surgery centers.

Nonurgent surgeries across the U.S. are being canceled as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals face critical staffing shortages. Most of the time, the surgeries are canceled well in advance. But for one patient in California, that wasn't the case.

The owners of two durable medical equipment companies for orthopedic patients were sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for executing in connection with a conspiracy that cost Medicare $27 million.

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