Becker's Spine Review

July/August Spine Review 2018

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July/August 2018 l Vol. 2018 No. 4 Inside the issue: Rothman Institute, Independence Blue Cross partner to expand bundled payments: 4 insights p. 19 Porter Adventist spine surgeon halts surgery mid-procedure due to contaminated tools: 5 insights p. 13 Orthopedic surgeon charged with murder of Stryker sales rep in South Carolina: 5 things to know p. 19 The future of spine technology: 13 surgeon predictions p. 31 Spine surgeon collected $847K from Medicare after surrendering license — And he's not alone: 5 things to know p. 10 Why outpatient spine centers can have lower infection rates than hospi- tals p. 37 Physicians: Is CHS 'a slow motion train wreck?' p. 48 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW How to grow a successful independent spine practice The independent spine surgeon will be crucial to driving innovation and value-based spine care delivery in the future. In this article, spine surgeons Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, Adam Brugge- man, MD, and Vladimir Sinkov, MD, discuss what it will take for spine surgeons to remain independent in the future. IINSIDE: 20 minimally invasive spine products to know | 2018 - p. 28 DISC Sports & Spine Center creates bundled payment with Global One, Blue Shield to offer — 5 things to know DISC Sports & Spine Center joined the various centers forming bundled payments. The bundle combines payments for services provided by DISC clinicians and the center into a single payment for Blue Shield subscribers. 7 spine device company powerhouses: What are they up to in 2018? Similar to 2017, this year is expected to be transformative for device companies. These seven device companies have already completed diverse acquisitions and launched novel technologies, and the end of their innovation is nowhere in sight. See the full story on page 25. See the full story on page 32. See the full story on page 18. Becker's ASC 25th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs October 18-20, 2018 | Swissotel, Chicago 175 Total Speakers 150 Physicians and Surgeons Speaking Keynotes from Reince Priebus, David Axelrod, Bobbi Brown, and Lou Holtz Call 1.800.417.2035 or email or visit REGISTER TODAY 56+ ARTICLES INSIDE INSIDE THE ISSUE

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