Becker's Spine Review

Spine Review_July 2024

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What spine surgeons expect for the future of value-based care Value-based care has seen some growth in spine and orthopedics, with some groups embracing the payment model. Unlike fee- for-service, value-based care encourages a greater emphasis on patient outcomes. Spine surgeons discuss their outlook on value-based care and how it can expand. Leave these trends in the past, spine surgeons say As spine surgery technology and practice operations evolve, there are some trends that are ready to be sunsetted. Spine surgeons discuss the technical and business trends that they believe they should let go of in 2024. continued on page 8 continued on page 10 continued on page 5 What is the future of ACDF? Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is considered a "gold standard" in spine surgery, but it will likely be eclipsed by disc replacement. 30+ STORIES INSIDE New spine codes to further clarify back pain p. 4 30TH ANNUAL MEETING The Business & Operations of ASCS October 30 - November 2, 2024 Hyatt Regency Chicago SAVE THE DATE IN THIS ISSUE: 1.26% of lumbar disc replacements needed revisions, Texas Back Institute surgeons find p. 6 2 CMS spine proposals to know p. 6 What's holding back outpatient spine growth? p. 9 Why new ASCs could fall short p. 17 Take the vacation, says Children's National CEO p. 19 July 2024 • Vol. 2024 No. 3

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