Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 3 insurers disputing patients in alleged wrongful denials for spine surgery claims

    From an artificial disc replacement lawsuit revived against a commercial payer to a spine device that was allegedly wrongfully denied coverage, here are three insurers involved in spine-related court cases:
  2. 10 key reads for spine surgeons in August

    From the 71 spine procedures that CMS could return to the inpatient-only list to the highest-paid CEOs in the spine device industry, here are 10 key reads for spine surgeons in August:
  3. Michigan orthopedic practice opens facility

    Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan is opening a new facility in Grand Rapids, local NBC affiliate News 8 reported July 30. 

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  1. Orthopedic surgeon pleads guilty to workers’ comp fraud

    A Louisiana-based orthopedic surgeon has pleaded guilty to workers compensation fraud, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
  2. Insurer sued for allegedly refusing to cover spinal stabilization device

    A Florida woman is suing Anthem, alleging that the insurance company didn't cover a spine device that should have been covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, designed to provide protections to as well as setting rules for employer-sponsored health insurance plans.
  3. Dr. Todd Lanman implants first M6-C disc in 2-level study

    Orthofix's M6-C artificial disc is being evaluated for contiguous two-level symptomatic cervical radiculopathy, according to an Aug. 2 news release.
  4. OrthoNebraska breaks ground on medical office building in Iowa

    Ground has been broken for a medical office building that will house OrthoNebraska in Council Bluffs, Iowa, RebusinessOnline reported Aug. 2.
  1. 5 orthopedic practices to know

    A center that recently gained private-equity investment and four more orthopedic practices to know:
  2. 7 spine surgeon moves in July

    A physician named to a university board of trustees and six more spine surgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles in July:
  3. 8 medtech acquisitions of $100 million or more in spine, orthopedics

    From SeaSpine's purchase of a highly touted imaging system to a multibillion dollar deal that bolstered Stryker's extremities portfolio, here are eight acquisitions of $100 million or more made in  the last eight months:
  4. AdventHealth building joint-venture spine facility in Florida

    AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is building a spine-focused medical facility with real estate investment firm Verax Investments in Winter Garden, Fla., the investment firm said Aug. 2. 
  1. NuVasive sees back-to-back growth in Q2 — 4 CEO insights

    The spine market continued to stabilize in the second quarter as NuVasive reported a 44.8 percent increase in second-quarter net sales compared to the same period last year.
  2. Summit Orthopedics expanding presence in Minnesota

    Summit Orthopedics, a 46-physician practice in Woodbury, Minn., broke ground Aug. 2 on a 25,000-square-foot clinic in Lakeville, Sunthisweek reported Aug. 2.
  3. Develop leadership skills, 'because talent only takes you so far': What we heard this week

    From comments on CMS proposed changes to advice for aspiring physician leaders, here are quotes from four surgeons that caught the attention of Becker's readers this week:
  4. How technology, CMS are affecting site of service in spine surgery

    As spine surgery continues to accelerate towards the outpatient space, it is becoming more evident that fewer procedures will be performed in the inpatient setting.
  5. 200 robotic joint replacements completed at Pennsylvania hospital

    Penn Highlands DuBois (Pa.) has performed 200 robotic-assisted hip and knee replacements, WTAJ reported July 29.
  6. 16 of the largest orthopedic hospitals, surgical facilities in the works

    Construction is booming in orthopedics as many hospital expansions and surgical facilities pick up steam in 2022. Here are 16 of the largest orthopedic projects in the works across the U.S.:
  7. IU Health orthopedic expansion will include ASC, 8 more physicians

    Muncie-based Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital's orthopedic center is getting a dedicated ASC and will hire eight physicians over the next five years, the Muncie Star Press reported July 30.
  8. Surgical robots must become more accurate, Dr. Richard Berger says

    Orthopedic surgical robots and navigation systems still have a long way to go when it comes to accuracy, according to Richard Berger, MD, of Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.
  9. Neurosurgeon partners with Assure Holdings, which expands into its 11th state

    Intraoperative neuromonitoring services provider Assure Holdings has partnered with neurosurgeon W. Lee Warren, MD, to perform neuromonitoring procedures in Nebraska, the 11th state it now operates in.

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