Becker's Spine Review

Becker's September 2021 Spine Review

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September 2021 l Vol. 2021 No. 5 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: CMS changes that spine surgeons want to see p. 26 $3.5M kickback scheme allegedly involved 3 physicians at Maryland spine group p. 10 The next game changer in spine: 4 surgeon insights p. 14 A breakdown of 7 robots in spine surgery p. 50 Insurer sued for allegedly refusing to cover spine stabilization device p. 6 8 medtech acquisitions of $100 million or more in spine, orthopedics p. 51 10 TECHNOLOGIES SPINE SURGEONS ARE OBSESSING OVER Spine surgery is an innovative medical specialty that has seen significant technological strides in the past decade. Spine surgeons from across the U.S. share their perspective on the most interesting and promising devices in this article. 20 best hospitals for neurology, neurosurgery in 2021: US News p. 37 Delta variant sparks growing concern for spine surgeons As COVID-19 hospitalizations spike in regions where community transmission is high and vaccine rates are low, spine surgeons are worried patients who need surgery for back pain will be delayed once again. How provider-payer relationships will evolve in spine New partnership models with aligned goals, an increased push to orthopedic Centers of Excellence and heightened calls for a single-payer system will influence payer relationships in spine going forward. See the full story on page 12. See the full story on page 29. See the full story on page 15. 86+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE THE ISSUE BECKER'S 27th Annual Meeting The Business & Operations of ASCs Hyatt Regency, Chicago | October 21-23, 2021 Virtual Event | October 27-29, 2021 REGISTER TODAY BECKER'S ASC REVIEW

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