Becker's Spine Review

Becker's Spine Review Nov/Dec 2016

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November 2016 l Vol. 2016 No. 6 INSIDE The Science of Healthcare Delivery Drs. Alok Sharan and James Weinstein on how to re-design healthcare delivery for high quality, low cost care. p. 42 Top 20 Hospitals for Adult Neurology & Neurosurgery The U.S. News & World Report top 20 hospitals for adult neurology and neurosurgery. p. 10 Impact of the New ASC Payable Codes in Spine The eight proposed ASC payable codes for 2017. p. 12 Bundled Payments This article includes 19 things to know about orthopedic bundled payments. p. 24 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW Dr. Christopher Bono on the Spine Industry & Where It's Headed — MACRA, Big Data & More By Megan Wood Christopher Bono, MD, is the past president of the North American Spine Society and chief of spine service at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital. Over the past few years, he's seen approvals for preauthori- zations become more difficult, data analytics grow and new regulations impact his practice. e Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthoraization Act of 2015 in particular will change practice patterns as facilities choose a Merit-based Incentive Payment System pathway or participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models. Technology is also becoming more sophisticated and will help surgeons gather data to dive deeper into risk stratification. 15th Annual Becker's Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future Of Spine brochure inside 21 Statistics and Facts for Orthopedic Surgeons — Compensation, Net Worth & More By Eric Oliver is article includes compensation statistic for orthopedic surgeons, outlining average compensation by state, practice setting and gender. e article also tackles orthopedic sur- geon net worth and alternative payment model adoption in the future. The Role of Biologics in the Next 5 to 10 Years By Anuja Vaidya Six spine surgeons discuss where biologics is headed; interest is high, but growth is slow. Further innovation could lead to the development of new therapies that change the future of spine care — or products out- side of biologics could take the lead. See the full story on page 13. See the full story on page 16. See the full story on page 39. Becker's 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain- Management Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine June 22-24, 2017 | Swissotel, Chicago 235 Total Speakers 140+ Physicians and Surgeons Speaking Keynotes from Andrew Hayek, Marcus Allen, Michael Kasper & Lou Dobbs Call 1.800.417.2035 or email or visit REGISTER TODAY

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