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Becker's Spine Review July 2013 Issue

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100 Spine Surgery Practices to Know p. 29 INSIDE What Medicare Cuts Mean for Spine Surgeons SPINE REVIEW Dr. William Crowder p. 14 Dr. Daniel Resnick Fostering Evidence-Based Spine Advances p. 16 45 Spine Surgeons at Spine & Orthopedics-Focused Hospitals p. 45 Make Spine Practices More Patient-Centric 6 key strategies p. 36 Dr. Scott Spann How to develop a spine device company p. 15 INDEX Table of Contents p. 6 Spine Surgeon Leadership p. 11 Improving Spine Practice Profits p. 34 Executive Brief— Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Updates p. 40 Spine Technique & Implants p. 44 July 2013 • Vol. 2013 No. 3 14 Spine Surgeons Receive Leadership Awards By Laura Miller Becker's Spine Review has named the recipients of the Annual Spine Leadership Award 2013. Recipients were selected based on their noteworthy contributions to their practice and the spine community, entrepreneurial skills and influence in business and leadership. Editor's note: Becker's Healthcare received numerous nominations for the inaugural Leadership Awards. We appreciate the time and thought that went into each nomination, all of which were considered by a panel of editorial team members and healthcare industry experts. The 2013 awardee decisions are final. Becker's Healthcare looks forward to highlighting exemplary careers in healthcare with annual Leadership Awards in years to come. continued on page 8 Driving Value in Spine Care: Outpatient Spine Surgery 5 Qualities of Spine Center Leaders for Today & Tomorrow By Laura Miller Spine Center Network was developed by Prizm Development, Inc., two years ago and now acts as a national network of credentialed Spine Centers of Excellence for payers and consumers. Inclusion in the network is based on credentialing criteria that includes having fellowship-trained or highly specialized spine surgeons integrated with spinespecialized physical medicine physicians and spine therapists. Spine Center Network represents those spine centers that meet the credentialing criteria. It currently includes about 18 spine centers across the United States. Over the past 20 years, an increasing number of spinal surgeries have transitioned from inpatient to outpatient. This is due to multiple factors including the evolution of minimally invasive spine surgery, improved anesthetic regimens, lower rates of infection and higher patient satisfaction when having surgery in outpatient facilities, and market forces — mainly the rising cost of healthcare. "Prizm developed the network because they had just completed a very creative spine care contract with United Healthcare and the medical director asked 'Where else do you have these kinds of spine centers,'" says James Lynch, MD, FRCSI, FAANS, founder and CEO of SpineNevada, and chairman and director of spine at the Surgical Center of Reno, a member of the Spine Center Network. continued on page 37 continued on page 11 By Richard N.W. Wohns, MD, JD, MBA, Managing Member and Founder of Neospine REGISTER TODAY! 20th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers — Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues Conference October 24-26, 2013 • Swissotel • Chicago Keynotes: David Feherty, CBS Golf Commentator and Best Selling Author, Rick Pitino, Head Men's Basketball Coach University of Louisville, Bob Woodward, Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist/Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post, Bonnie Blair, Speed Skating Champion and Gold Medalist Great business focused meeting for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 132 plus speakers; 87 plus sessions For more information, call (800) 417-2035

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