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  1. 'Patients will and do suffer': 5 spine surgeon reactions to CMS' 4.48% physician fee cut

    CMS recently published its final rules for 2023, which include a 4.48 percent decrease in physician fees, a move worrying many spine surgeons.
  2. How 2 surgeons measure and manage data at orthopedic practices

    More orthopedic practices have leveraged data analytics to measure patient outcomes and costs. Here is how two surgeons utilize analytics at their practices.
  3. North Dakota health system to offer orthopedic care at Montana clinic

    Watford City, N.D.-based McKenzie County Healthcare Systems has partnered with Allcheck Medical Clinic to offer orthopedic services at Allcheck's Sidney, Mont., clinic, according to a Nov. 1 report from the Sidney Herald.  

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  1. Surgalign delays 2022 goals for Holo Portal as demand increases

    Surgalign's Holo Portal spine system was installed in two more Ohio locations, and demand is growing. However, the company is behind earlier 2022 goals for the system.
  2. The evolution of orthopedic surgeon pay

    Orthopedic surgeon wages have increased by $152,000 on average since 2012. Wages took a dive between 2017 and 2018, and stagnated between 2019 and 2020, but have continued to rise since. 
  3. Stryker's spine robotics plan, Zimmer Biomet's Q3 and more: 5 device company notes

    SeaSpine's third quarter results and four more updates from spine devicemakers since Oct. 26:
  4. Erlanger Health System 1st in Tennessee to earn orthopedic Center of Excellence designation

    Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn. earned DNV's orthopedic Center of Excellence designation, the Chattanoogan reported Nov. 2.

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  1. Orthopedic Center of Florida partners with HOPCo

    Fort Myers-based Orthopedic Center of Florida is partnering with Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company and plans to open a new location in Naples, Fla.
  2. Zimmer Biomet's Q3 sales dip slightly: 4 notes

    Zimmer Biomet saw a less than 1 percent decrease in third quarter sales and growth in its hip and knee revenue, according to results posted Nov. 2.
  3. SeaSpine sees 45% growth in Q3: 5 notes

    SeaSpine's third quarter revenue hit $67.1 million, a 45 percent jump year-over-year, according to results posted Nov. 1.
  4. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons accounces 2023 grant recipients

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has announced the inaugural recipients of its IDEA Grant Program. 
  1. 95% of orthopedic surgeons accept special interest payments within 2 years of joining the field

    In a JAMA Network study of 45,745 physicians, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and internal medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons were the most likely to begin developing financial relationships with the pharmaceutical and medical device industry in their first two years of practice. 
  2. SeaSpine launches pedicle screw fixation solution for commercial use

    Medical technology company SeaSpine has launched its Mariner MIS Wayfinder System for commercial use. 
  3. Spine Associates to add ExcelsiusGPS spine robot

    New York City-based Spine Associates has added an ExcelsiusGPS robot to its practice under the leadership of Sean McCance, MD. 
  4. Stryker sees 7.7% sales increase in Q3: 5 notes

    Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medical technology company Stryker has released its third-quarter operating results, showing a 7.7 percent year-over-year increase in net sales, according to an Oct. 31 press release. 
  5. Smith+Nephew introduces new total knee replacement system

    Smith+Nephew introduced the Journey II Rox total knee system, a reverse hybrid construct for knee replacement.
  6. OrthAlign debuts improved revision knee replacement technology

    Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based OrthAlign has added its new technology, Balance, to its Lantern platform to aid surgeons in soft tissue balancing during knee replacement procedures. 
  7. 2 orthopedic hospitals facing Medicare readmission penalties

    Two orthopedic hospitals are among 17 that are facing the maximum 3 percent Medicare cut under its hospital readmissions reduction program.
  8. 8 MSO megadeals in 2022

    From a private-equity-backed MSO to a two-practice addition in Ohio, here are eight orthopedic MSO megadeals Becker's has reported on this year. 
  9. 2 recent spine, orthopedic chief medical officer moves

    Becker's reported on two chief medical officer appointments since September 1.

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