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Becker's March/April 2021 Spine Review

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March 2021 l Vol. 2021 No. 2 Inside the issue: Why Florida is becoming a major battleground for orthopedics p. 19 Endoscopic procedures 'truly the next generation of spine surgery,' says Dr. Kern Singh p. 6 9 key thoughts on bundled payments in spine surgery p. 10 DOJ recovers $2.2B under False Claims Act — 2 orthopedic cases at center of FY 2020 p. 22 Biden administration cancels Trump administration plan for opioid treatment drug p. 37 How 2 independent practices are thriving in an increasingly consolidated environment p. 40 How key spine trends look in 2021 Downward pressure on reimbursement, rising con- solidation and rapid outpatient migration are some of the key trends affecting the spine field. This article explores where the trends are at now and what the future holds. CMS pay for 10 spine procedures at ASCs vs. HOPDs p. 9 Neurosurgeon pay hits $645K & 3 more notes A new report outlines neurosurgeon salary, sign- ing bonus and more. Compared to other special- ties, neurosurgery still ranks No. 1 as the most highly compensated specialty in the U.S. Zimmer Biomet to spin off spine, dental business Zimmer Biomet announced plans in February to spin off the spine and dental units into a new company. Zimmer Biomet will focus on the hip, knee and sports medicine markets as a result. See the full story on page 14. See the full story on page 25. See the full story on page 10. 70+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE THE ISSUE BECKER'S REGISTER TODAY 18TH ANNUAL SPINE, ORTHOPEDIC AND PAIN MANAGEMENT-DRIVEN ASC + THE FUTURE OF SPINE CONFERENCE June 17 - 19, 2021 BECKER'S BECKER'S ASC REVIEW

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