Becker's Spine Review

Becker's January/February 2021 Spine Review

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January 2021 l Vol. 2021 No. 1 Inside the issue: Stem cells in spine, orthopedics: 6 notes for surgeons p. 12 How the pandemic is changing spine surgery: 5 surgeon insights p. 15 6 Texas orthopedic practices to merge into 150-plus physician group p. 22 PE firm, US Orthopedic Alliance partner to foster growth initiatives p. 25 Medtronic acquires spine device company in 7th takeover of 2020 p. 31 The ASC payer landscape in 2021: 6 administrator insights p. 40 What's next for spine in 2021? Twelve spine surgeons share their outlook on the next year. They anticipate continued challenges due to the pandemic but are also optimistic about new technology that will improve outcomes and allow them to expand their practice in the future. 10 highest-paying cities for physicians p. 39 CMS physician pay in 2021: 6 takeaways CMS released its annual changes to the physi- cian fee schedule for 2021, which updates the payment rates for physician services and ex- pands the list of telehealth services covered by Medicare. The most controversial trends in spine from 10 surgeons From artificial discs to stem cells and complex deformity surgery, spine surgeons outline their position on some of the most highly debated trends and concepts in spine today. See the full story on page 6 See the full story on page 8 See the full story on page 21 REGISTER TODAY 68+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE THE ISSUE BECKER'S ORTHOPEDIC, SPINE + ASC VIRTUAL EVENT March 18 - 19, 2021 | 10 AM - 12 PM CT BECKER'S BECKER'S ASC REVIEW

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