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Becker's March 2022 Spine Review

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MARCH 2022 VOL. 2022 NO. 2 INSIDE THE ISSUE: Florida ASC sues Cigna for $434K spine reimbursement | p. 38 Spinal fusions at HOPDs increase after CMS ap- proval for ASCs | p. 6 Are hospitals getting more aggressive against private practices? | p. 29 As Neuralink aims for human trials, 3 spine surgeons weigh in on practicality | p. 33 5 emerging trends spine surgeons should monitor | p. 12 Orthopedic surgery to be down 5,050 physicians by 2025 | p. 6 Spine surgeon's startup wants a slice of the $14B spinal fusion market | p. 10 Leave spinal fusions to the surgeons, spine societies warn Recent technology advances in spine surgery allow for less invasive procedures and outpatient surgeries. But several spine societies have come together to warn against non-spine surgeons performing spinal arthrodesis. Read the full story on page 6. 190+ ASCs with spine surgery | 2022 p. 36 ACDF in 10 years: CDR may become gold standard but 'we will always need both' Thirteen spine surgeons from health systems and private practices across the country discuss how ACDF and other treatment options will evolve for cervical pathology over the next decade. Read the full story on page 18. Spine patient visits expected to increase 7% in 2022 Spine-related visits are projected to rise 7 percent in 2022, with joint pain medical encounters anticipated to jump 22 percent, according to a report by a predictive analytics company. Read the full story on page 11. 54+ Stories Featured INSIDE THE ISSUE BECKER'S R E G I S T E R TO D AY 19th Annual SPINE, ORTHOPEDIC & PAIN MANAGEMENT-DRIVEN ASC + THE FUTURE OF SPINE CONFERENCE Swissotel, Chicago // June 16-18, 2022 Virtual Event // June 21-22, 2022 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW

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