Becker's Spine Review

Becker's January 2022 Spine Review

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JANUARY 2022 VOL. 2022 NO. 1 INSIDE THE ISSUE: CMS returns 14 spine codes to inpatient-only list in 2022 | p. 7 Spine surgery in 5 years: 5 surgeon predictions | p. 22 Zimmer Biomet recalls surgical robot | p. 34 Physician pay is changing: 8 specialties up, 9 down in 2021 | p. 42 Wireless implants planned for spinal fusion | p. 34 15 details on USPI's $1.2B acquisition of SurgCenter | p. 40 AMA accepts CPT add-on code for 2nd level lumbar disc replacement | p. 9 WHY SPINE SURGERY IS A KEY OUTPATIENT GROWTH OPPORTUNITY The evolution of minimally invasive techniques, cost savings and an aging baby boomer population are some of the factors that contribute to the spine market becoming a significant growth opportunity in the outpatient environment. Read the full story on page 12. The 2022 Spine Surgery Excellence Award: 100 hospitals honored p. 10 Medtronic unveils new head of spine division A former Smith+Nephew executive has been appointed to lead Medtronic's cranial and spinal technologies business, which comprises robotics, navigation, implants and data solutions. Read the full story on page 34. Top 25 states for orthopedic surgeons This ranking analyzed median salary, cost of living and other statistics to determine which states are the most desirable for orthopedic surgeons to practice. Read the full story on page 8. 75+ Stories Featured INSIDE THE ISSUE BECKER'S REGISTER TODAY 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference Swissotel, Chicago | June 16-18, 2022 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW

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