Becker's Spine Review

September/October Spine Review

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September 2019 l Vol. 2019 No. 5 Inside the issue: Dr. Stephen Hochschuler: Future trends in spine – telemedicine, robotics, AI & more p. 10 Dr. Alok Sharan performs 100th awake spinal fusion — will this be the way of the future? p. 14 14 spine, neurosurgeons on the move in July p. 16 Dr. Christopher Kager: The standout spine procedure in his career, future of biologics & more p. 30 Zimmer Biomet Q2 spine sales down 6.2% — 5 things to know p. 33 NuVasive launches inte- grated technology plat- form to enhance spine surgery p. 33 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW What price transparency will do to spine Price transparency is having a ripple effect across the healthcare industry, and will create opportunities and challenges in spine. Five spine surgeons from across the country discuss the how revealing the price of spinal procedures could affect technological advancement and access to care. 5 new spine-focused ASCs to know, p. 8 Humana expands spinal fusion bundles Humana launched its spinal fusion episode-based model for Humana Medicare Advantage mem- bers earlier this year and recently added practices in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Wilmington, N.C., and Knoxville, Tenn. Beacon Orthopaedics takes on PE investor Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine partnered with a private equity firm in July and created a management services organization. e practice is preparing for national growth. See the full story on page 9. See the full story on page 43. See the full story on page 44. Becker's 18th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management- Driven ASC + the Future of Spine Conference June 18-20, 2020 | Swissotel Regency, Chicago Keynotes from Jill Ellis, Ellen Latham, Nick Saban, and more Call 1.800.417.2035 or email, or REGISTER TODAY 80+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE THE ISSUE

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