• 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
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    1. New York spine group now accepts major insurance plans

      Harrison-based Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, a 20-physician group, are now accepting major commercial insurance plans, USA Today reported Sept. 19.
    2. ASCs with 25%+ orthopedic case volume are best positioned to thrive, CEOs say

      Orthopedic surgeries have increasingly shifted to the ASC setting in the last 10 years as minimally invasive technology advanced. More recently, CMS, commercial payers and patients have pushed these procedures to the ambulatory environment, where they can be done safely and at a lower cost than the inpatient setting.
    3. Orthopedic surgeon, gastroenterologist were 'much needed additions' to South City Hospital, CEO says

      After years of financial hardship and a revolving door of leadership, things are looking up for South City Hospital, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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      Carrell Clinic in Dallas plans to adopt Upgraid, a perioperative patient optimization platform for total joint replacement patients.
    2. Orthopedic One to open three new locations

      Columbus, Ohio-based Orthopedic One plans to open three new locations in the region, bringing its total number of physician offices to nine, according to a Sept. 16 report from NBC affiliate WCMH Columbus. 
    3. 8 spinal tech developments this month

      From a series B funding round to a CEO resignation, here are eight spinal tech company developments Becker's readers have been following this month. 
    4. Spine device company Ulrich Medical relocates from Missouri to Texas

      Ulrich Medical, a medical device company specializing in musculoskeletal implants, has announced that it will move its U.S. headquarters from Chesterfield, Mo., to Plano, Texas. 

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    1. Elite Sports Medicine adds spine surgeon

      Tennessee-based Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedics has added orthopedic spine surgeon Elliot Kim, MD, to its team of physicians. 
    2. Elevation Spine raises $11M to expand use of spinal fusion device

      Elevation Spine, a developer of integrated-fixation spinal technologies, on Sept. 22 completed its Series B preferred stock financing, totaling $11 million.
    3. 11 musculoskeletal MSOs totaling more than 1,000 physicians

      Musculoskeletal management services organizations are becoming more prominent among physician-owned practices that are looking for partners to take on some of their business and administrative responsibilities so they can focus more on patient care.
    4. OrthoAlliance adds 3-physician practice

      Cincinnati-based OrthoAlliance partnered with Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville (Ohio), the management services organization said Sept. 19.
    1. Georgia pain practice reports data breach affecting 39,000+

      The Physicians’ Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia in Rome notified patients of a data breach affecting 39,765 people, law firm Console and Associates wrote on JD Supra on Sept. 16.
    2. Triumph Orthopedics partners with 5-physician practice

      Nashville, Tenn.-based Triumph Orthopedics, a management services organization formed in April, inked a partnership with Georgia Bone and Joint Surgeons in Cartersville.
    3. Los Angeles Chargers team physician sued by former quarterback over botched injection

      Tyrod Taylor, a former quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers, is suing David Gazzaniga, MD, after suffering a punctured lung in 2020, ESPN reported Sept. 18. 
    4. 4 states with 2 or more top-ranked orthopedic hospitals, per Newsweek

      California has the most institutions listed in the top 50 orthopedic hospitals ranked by Newsweek.
    5. Orthopedic hiring spree: 6 practices adding multiple surgeons

      Leading orthopedic practices have grown their physician roster with multiple additions. Here are six practices adding at least two hires since Aug. 25.
    6. 2 professional athletes undergo spine surgery in a week

      Becker's reported on two athletes who had spine surgery since Sept. 9.
    7. Dr. Robert Brophy named head orthopedic surgeon for MLS expansion club

      Major League Soccer club St. Louis City Soccer Club selected providers from Washington University Orthopedics as its official team physicians.
    8. Joint venture orthopedic institute opening in Tennessee

      Realty Trust Group, a real estate advisory and services firm, partnered with the University of Tennessee Medical Center, OrthoTennessee and UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm to develop an orthopedic institute in Knoxville.
    9. 5 things to know about OrthoNeuro

      OrthoNeuro is an Ohio-based clinic that specializes in joint replacement, sports medicine, neurology and more. 

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  • 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months