Becker's Spine Review

Becker's January 2023 Spine Review

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The challenge with value- based care for orthopedic surgeons Orthopedic surgeons face a unique challenge in the transition to value-based care as a procedure-driven specialty, one industry leader says. Building a spine practice in the 'outcomes economy': Q&A with Dr. Alok Sharan Alok Sharan, MD, in October left NJ Spine and Wellness in East Brunswick, N.J., and established his own practice, Spine and Performance Institute. continued on page 10 continued on page 21 continued on page 5 Aetna settles 239-person class suit over spine surgery coverage Aetna Life Insurance reached a settlement to resolve a 239-person class action lawsuit over its coverage of lumbar artificial disc replacements. 60+ STORIES INSIDE How the spinal tech 'game of musical chairs' will drive the direction of the industry p. 18 2 0 T H A N N U A L Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference June 15-17, 2023 | Swissotel Chicago SAVE THE DATE IN THIS ISSUE: Proposed wRVUs for 9 spine procedures p. 5 Safety grades at 10 of the best US hospitals for orthopedics p. 23 10 orthopedic surgeons join Crystal Clinic p. 22 CMS adds 4 new ASC covered procedures p. 32 January 2023 • Vol. 2023 No. 1

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