Becker's Spine Review

Spine Review_April 2024

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CMS, Ozempic and more: 5 spine, orthopedic surgeon concerns in 2024 From noncompete clauses to GLP-1 weight loss drugs, several evolving policy and clinical issues are affecting spine and orthopedic surgeons in 2024. Value-based care hit a 'stumbling block': 1 orthopedic surgeon explains why Value-based care is a hot topic in orthopedic care, but its lack of consensus among payers, patients and physicians has been an obstacle, Michael Havig, MD, said. continued on page 4 continued on page 14 continued on page 8 Complex spine surgery can work in ASCs. Here are the steps to get there More spine surgeries are migrating to ASCs, and the outpatient setting has been ideal for minimally invasive procedures. But work still needs to be done to optimize complex spine cases for ASCs. 25+ STORIES INSIDE Spine surgeon expects 'record year' for patient volume, revenue p. 5 21ST ANNUAL Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference June 19-22, 2024 // Swissotel Chicago SAVE THE DATE IN THIS ISSUE: Why noncompetes are 'worthless' to Dr. Nicholas Grosso p. 12 Surgeons warn of 'overutilization' of spinal fusion p. 6 Spine surgeon vs. neurosurgeon salary – Does location matter in 2024? p. 5 The tide is turning on healthcare megamergers p. 23 What an ASC did to avoid room shutdowns p. 20 April 2024 • Vol. 2024 No. 2

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