Becker's Spine Review

May_June 2018 Issue of Beckers Spine Review

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May/June 2018 l Vol. 2018 No. 3 Inside the issue: Top 5 best-compensated medical specialties: Neurosurgery is No. 1 p. 14 Orthopedic spine vs. neuro- spine surgeons: Which do patients prefer? p. 11 Fugitive spine surgeon's fellow surgeons speak out about working alongside him: 5 insights p. 6 15 insights into MIS spine — Market analysis, strong vendors & surgeon predictions p. 10 Ambulatory Surgery Center Association 'sharply rebukes' Kaiser Health News, USA Today for report on surgery centers: 6 things to know p. 50 Nurse charged with murder of patient who died gasping for air as staff laughed p. 57 Chronic opioid users have 33% relative increase in likelihood of repeat spinal fusion within 1 year — 8 takeaways p. 16 There's power in numbers – How private practice orthopedic surgeons can compete with hospitals, health systems p. 22 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW Self-employed orthopedists earn $38k more than employed 36 spine & orthopedic device companies to know p. 32 CEO compensation for 8 spine, orthopedic device companies 3 aspects of spine surgery expected to gain ground from Dr. D. Greg Anderson See the full story on page 29. See the full story on page 13. See the full story on page 38. 25th Annual meeting: The Business & Operations of ASCs October 18-20, 2018 | Swissotel, Chicago, Illinois 175 Total Speakers 150+ Physicians and Surgeons Speaking Keynotes from Bobbi Brown, Lou Holtz, David Axelrod, Reince Priebus, and more Call 1.800.417.2035 or email registration@beckershealthcare.com or visit beckersasc.com/june-conference/ REGISTER TODAY Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery President D. Greg Anderson, MD, discusses the greatest spine technology trend this year, innovations in implant material and the future of biologics. How much are the leaders of Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, NuVasive, Orthofix, K2M and Globus Medical making? ese CEOs made total compensation well into the millions in 2016. While the number of self-employed physicians is shrink- ing nationwide, orthopedic surgeons largely remain independent of hospital employment, and have higher compensation as a result. Based on data from the "Med- scape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2018," self-em- ployed orthopedists earn $536,000 per year while employed orthopedists earn $469,000 on average. is article outlines eight key statistics for orthopedic surgeon compensation. 90+ STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue

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