Becker's Spine Review

March/April Issue of Becker's Spine Review

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March 2019 l Vol. 2019 No. 2 Inside the issue: How Apple, Amazon & price transparency will affect spine p. 13 Stryker 2018 net sales up 9.3% to $413.6B, spine jumps 18% p. 22 Medtronic launches new spinal robot in US, 1st procedures performed in Virginia & Kentucky p. 28 Hospital for Special Surgery to open additive manufacturing 3D printing lab p. 25 Planned orthopedic surgery cost $25B in 2017, up 44% in 7 years p. 32 Rothman Orthopaedics aims to expand nationally with new joint venture p. 10 Neurosurgeon creates spine surgical navigation app p. 9 Neurosurgeon, plastic surgeon sue Nebraska hospital, alleging wrongful suspension p. 8 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW Where spine reimbursement is headed – Key thoughts from 4 spine surgeons Four spine surgeons examine the key trends and opportunities they see in spine surgery reimburse- ment and insurance coverage today. The big themes include bundled payments, high deductible health plans, increased denials and more willingness to ap- prove outpatient spine procedures. How Stryker's integration of K2M is going and what to expect in 2019 Spinal fusion hospital costs for Medicare patients exceed $40K Based on research presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, the average hospital costs for Medicare patients hit around $40,000, and is increased for certain demographics. Neurosurgeon average salary tops $591K — 5 statistics to know Across the U.S., neurosurgeons report salary at $591,767 on average, which is among the highest of all specialties. See the full story on page 13 See the full story on page 8 See the full story on page 6 Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting June 13-15, 2019 | Swissotel Chicago Keynotes from George Foreman, Bob Woodward, and Sarah Kliff Call 1.800.417.2035 or email registration@beckershealthcare.com, sbecker@beckershealthcare.com or jcole@beckershealthcare.com REGISTER TODAY 230 + speakers, includ- ing 140 + spine and orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians 1 7 th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference 50+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE THE ISSUE

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