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The Food and Drug Administration granted 40 orthopedic- and spine-related clearances in May.
June 07, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration granted 15 spine-related medical device clearances in May.
June 05, 2013
Richard Kube, MD, and Brian Gill, MD, discuss how their spine practices are affected by reimbursement issues.
Recently, the Medicare chargemaster data has been made publicly available for how much hospitals bill Medicare for top procedures. Rates varied widely and as media sources scramble to cover these variations, a new push toward price transparency is gaining momentum. The big question is: will price transparency for individual physicians be next?
June 04, 2013
William C. Watters III, MD, is the first vice president of the board of directors of the North American Spine Society, where he has been a member since 1987. He practices spine surgery at The Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch, both in Houston.
Physicians at Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Leigh Hospital have developed a new protocol to combat low blood pressure in joint replacement surgery patients and thereby improve outcomes, according to a Sentara news release.
Published in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
May 20, 2013
Here are 15 statistics on accounts receivable and case number at ambulatory surgery centers with greater than 50 percent of cases in orthopedics, according to VMG Health's 2011 Intellimarker survey.
Published in How to Develop an Orthopedic & Spine ASC
Greenwich Hospital announced it has named Steven Hindman, MD, of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists in Greenwich, Conn., as director of orthopedic surgery.
Published in Orthopedic & Spine Industry Leaders
The Food and Drug Administration granted 35 orthopedic- and spine-focused 510(k) clearances in April.
May 10, 2013
Globus Medical, based in Audubon, Pa., has launched the FORTIFY I, an expandable corpectomy spacer with integrated screws for further stability in addition to supplemental fixation.