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    Phoenix-based Neurosurgical Associates and Dignity Health's St. Joseph's Hospital agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations of improper billings.
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    Orthopedic implant manufacturer 4Web Medical launched its Lumbar Spine Plating Solution, with James Lynch, MD, CEO of Reno-based Spine Nevada, performing the first procedures with the device.
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    Louis Provenza, MD, a Wichita Falls, Texas-based neurosurgeon, died in a small plane crash May 4, according to a Las Vegas Sun report.
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    Spine surgeons from Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute discuss topical issues in the field today, including practice challenges, bundled payments in spine and how hospitals will react to orthopedic procedures accelerating toward ASCs.
  • Former Sanford Health neurosurgeon to pay $4.4M to resolve kickback charges

    Neurosurgeon Wilson Asfora, MD, and two medical device distributors he owns, Medical Designs and Sicage, agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle False Claims Act allegations.
  • A new paradigm for treating chronic vertebrogenic low back pain

    For years, many patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) have been diagnosed with discogenic pain – pain originating from the discs located between the spinal vertebrae. But research over the past 30 years has shown that for many of these patients, their pain actually comes from their vertebral endplates – located on each side of the disc – and transmits through a nerve called the basivertebral nerve. This type of pain is now known as vertebrogenic pain. After more than a decade of clinical validation and procedural development, the Intracept® Procedure, developed by Relievant Medsystems, enables physicians to provide many patients with vertebrogenic pain with long-lasting relief.

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