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January_February Issue of Beckers Spine Review

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January 2018 l Vol. 2018 No. 1 Inside the issue: Top 25 Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery: US News & World Report 2017-18 Rankings p. 6 Healthcare Bankruptcies More Than Triple in 2017 p. 33 CMS Cancels Hip Fracture, Cardiac Bundles And Finalizes CJR Model: 5 Things to Know p. 17 CVS Health to Acquire Aetna for $69B: 5 Things to Know p. 34 17 Observations on Total Joint and Spine Procedures at ASCs p. 29 Tiger Woods Returns After 4th Spine Surgery — Will Dr. Richard Guyer's Efforts Keep the Pain at Bay? p. 10 Jury Finds Neurosurgeon Dr. Sonjay Fonn & Fiancé Owe $1.6M To Medicare, Medicaid for False Claims: 7 Things to Know p. 9 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW 17 Observations on Total Joint and Spine Procedures at ASCs See the full story on page 12. See the full story on page 7. See the full story on page 20. 50 Spine Surgeon Predictions for 2018 2018 is a pivotal year for healthcare and could mean big changes in the spine field. Spine surgeons from across the U.S., including those who founded their own private practices and others who lead major academic medical center spine departments, discuss the biggest trends in the spine field and share key predictions for the future. e surgeons touch on big clinical trends, such as robotic technology and 3-D printing, as well as health insurance and reimbursement trends likely to have an impact on their practice in the coming year. 8 Bundled Payment Considerations for Spine Surgeons + 5 Strategies to Prepare for the Future From patient selection criteria and surgery location to network formation and cost accounting, what should spine surgeons consider before pursuing bundled payments? Neurosurgeon Salary Hits $543k in US - 5 Cities Beat the National Average Of the five U.S. cities that beat the national average for neurosurgeon salary, two are in California, two are on the East Coast and one major metropolitan city stands alone in the Midwest. Becker's 16th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference June 14-16, 2018 | Swissotel, Chicago 222+ Total Speakers 140+ Physicians and Surgeons Speaking Keynotes from Andrew Hayek, Joe Montana and Tucker Carlson Call 1.800.417.2035 or email registration@beckershealthcare.com or visit beckersasc.com/june-conference/ or email Scott Becker, sbecker@beckershealthcare.com or Jessica Cole, jcole@beckershealthcare.com. REGISTER TODAY 35+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE

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