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Becker's July 2022 Spine Review

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Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill A spine surgery patient will not be on the hook for a $229,112 medical bill at a hospital, according to a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court. Spine surgeons' biggest threats Fighting for the approval of minimally invasive alternatives to spinal fusion; non-surgeons performing certain spine procedures; and insurers too often dictating care decisions are among the biggest threats to spine surgeons today. continued on page 10 continued on page 09 continued on page 11. 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered Innovation moves at a rapid pace in spine surgery, but hype and marketing around new technologies can sometimes get in front of the science. Spine surgeons discuss four technologies that promised more than they delivered. 70+ STORIES INSIDE 16 hospitals receive Healthgrades' Spine Surgery State awards | 2022 p. 13 2 8 T H A N N U A L Business and Operations of ASCs Conference Oct 27-29, 2022 | Swissotel Chicago SAVE THE DATE IN THIS ISSUE: How the 'Neiman Marcus' of spine practices plans to compete with large groups, MSOs p. 19 Robotic spine company with $1B in cash open to M&A opportunities p. 31 30K 'unnecessary' spine surgeries performed in 1st year of pandemic: study p. 12 Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed p. 15 Spine device could get up to $9,800 Medicare payment boost p. 32 How Walmart, CVS Health will affect spine care: 4 surgeon insights p. 18 July 2022 • Vol. 2022 No. 4

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