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  1. The 3 healthcare trends Dr. Thomas Obermeyer is watching most closely

    Thomas Obermeyer, of Barrington Orthopedic Specialists in Schaumburg, Ill., is following the evolution of outpatient surgery, value-based care and consolidation in orthopedics.
  2. MIS spine tech: Which are fads, and what is here to stay? 7 surgeons weigh in

    Over the last 30 years, minimally invasive technology has developed rapidly in spine surgery, with many technologies demonstrating significant clinical advantages, but others promising more than they could deliver and largely falling by the wayside.
  3. The questions Dr. Usman Zahir asks when thinking about surgical technology

    Usman Zahir, MD, a spine surgeon at ScopeSpine-The Orthopaedic Group (Dulles, Va.) weighs many questions when it comes to trying new surgical technology.

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  1. US Orthopaedics inks 3rd partnership in a month

    U.S. Orthopaedic Partners struck its third deal in July and added North Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic in Florence.
  2. Orthopedic devicemaker becomes 30th acquisition of medtech company

    Titan Medical Manufacturing, a developer of orthopedic implants, devices and instruments, has been acquired by Arch Medical Solutions.
  3. The most common questions patients ask spine surgeons

    From alternatives to spinal fusion to surgical outcomes and expectations, here are some of the most common questions patients ask spine surgeons Gurvinder Deol, MD, and Issada Thongtrangan, MD. The spine surgeons also discuss the importance of educating patients before surgery.
  4. 10 orthopedic surgeons to know

    A surgeon debuting augmented reality-assisted technology and nine more orthopedic surgeons to know:
  1. The 298 orthopedic procedures, codes that CMS may return to the inpatient-only list

    Last year, CMS removed 298 musculoskeletal-related services from the inpatient-only list and detailed its plan to phase out all 1,700 procedures from the inpatient-only list by 2024.
  2. Balance billing and surprise billing in the US: A spine surgeon's look to the past and the future

    This article is a portion of a book titled "Challenges, Risks and Opportunities in Today's Spine World " edited by Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, and Richard Fessler, MD. You can find links to the previous chapters at the end of this article.
  3. 2 payer tactics making life hard for spine providers — Drs. Robert Bray and Srdjan Mirkovic weigh in

    Spine surgeons are finding it increasingly difficult to get commercial payers to pay for spine-related inpatient services, and changing preauthorization hurdles continue to plague the specialty.
  4. $35M hospital project with orthopedic institute breaks ground in Texas

    Christus Good Shepherd Health System broke ground July 20 on a $35 million project that will expand its NorthPark campus and create the first orthopedic institute in Longview, Texas, according to the Longview News-Journal.
  1. 298 musculoskeletal-related procedures could return to CMS' inpatient-only list in 2022

    CMS has proposed bringing back the 298 primarily musculoskeletal-related services removed this year from its inpatient-only list for 2022.
  2. Pennsylvania pain practice adds physician

    Chalfont-based Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute will have a new physician join in August, according to a July 20 news release.
  3. 'A game of millimeters': A new surgical robot assists spine surgeons at Colorado hospital

    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Penrose-St. Francis Health Services installed Globus Medica's ExcelsiusGPS robot in July, The Gazette reported July 20.
  4. Dr. Thomas Mazahery debuts AI-powered spine robot

    Thomas Mazahery, MD, of OrthoVirginia performed the Washington, D.C., region's first spine surgery using artificial intelligence-driven robotic technology on July 19.
  5. Dr. Robert Kay named to 2 leadership roles at California children's hospital

    Robert Kay, MD, has taken on two leadership positions at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
  6. 5 key PE-orthopedic practice partnerships — The Steadman Clinic, Spine Nevada & more

    More private equity firms have been entering the orthopedic field, which presents lucrative financial opportunities because of the higher-acuity procedures associated with the specialty and the increasing population of older Americans who need them.
  7. Dartmouth-Hitchcock surgeon debuts new AR shoulder replacement technology

    John-Erik Bell, MD, helped develop and debut augmented reality-assisted shoulder replacement technology.
  8. 5 orthopedic practices to know

    A Florida practice upgrading its space and four more orthopedic centers to know:
  9. High-frequency spinal cord stimulator gets FDA nod

    The FDA has cleared Nevro's Senza spinal cord stimulator system for the treatment of chronic pain associated with painful diabetic neuropathy.

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