Becker's Spine Review

Becker's Spine Review March 2017

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March 2017 l Vol. 2017 No. 2 INSIDE THE ISSUE: 7 Core Thoughts on Great Leadership p. 13 Is Geisinger's Refund Program Working? One Year Later, Here Are the Results p. 10 Medtronic Plans to Sell Medical Supplies Unit, Bloomberg Reports: 6 Key Insights p. 15 Hospital Employment vs. Private Practice—Orthope- dic Surgeons Note Pros & Cons p. 20 20 Things to Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery p. 16 How Healthcare Will Change Under Trump p. 13 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW Spine Care in 2017: 4 Spine Surgeons Make Predictions Kevin Ju, MD, of Texas Back Institute in Plano; Brian Gantwerker, MD, of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles; Richard Kube, MD, of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill.; and Vladimir Sinkov, MD, of Nashua-based New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center discuss where they feel spine care is headed this year. The surgeons touch on which techniques they expect to become more popular, including disc replacements and other motion pres- ervation techniques. They expect more continued adoption of mini- mally invasive and microscopic techniques, and robotic technology to improve accuracy and reproducibility could become more prevalent. The surgeons also touch on politics, as the new administration is expected to leave its mark on healthcare sooner rather than later. 15th Annual Becker's Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future Of Spine Brochure INSIDE Dr. Tom Price is Your New HHS Secretary: 8 Things to Know Tom Price, MD, was confirmed as the new ad- ministration's HHS secretary by a vote of 52 to 47. Dr. Price will oversee HHS' $1 trillion annu- al budget and preside over an overhaul of the healthcare system. As a Congressman, Dr. Price was critical of the ACA and CMS mandates on bundled payments. 5 Reasons Why Spine Care Will Boom in the Next Decade President and CEO of Stillwater, Minn.-based Midwest Spine & Brain Stefano Sinicropi, MD, writes about the expanding spine care mar- ket and factors driving growth over the next 10 years. He sees the increase in spinal inju- ries, obesity, aging population and better in- strumentation as reasons why spine care is a growth field. See the full story on page 6. See the full story on page 12. See the full story on page 9. 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 18 STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue

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