Becker's Spine Review

Becker's Spine Review July/Aug 2015

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INDEX Population Health p. 13 Leadership Spotlight p.16 Practice Management p. 17 Lifestyles p. 20 Dr. Richard Wohns Spotlight Dr. Wohns discusses his biggest accomplishments, influences and leading through change. p. 16 Orthopedic Surgeon Net Worth Five statistics on orthopedic surgeon net worth. p. 22 The Books Influencing Spine Leaders Six spine surgeons discuss the books having the biggest impact on their careers. p. 20 Physician Shortage, Spine Innovations & Big Goals for the Future Six spine surgeons talk about where the field is headed. p. 28 8 Trends in the Spine Surgery Payer, Reimbursement Market By Laura Dyrda D1 Payer Insights released a new report on the expected trends in payer management and reimbursement for spine surgery in the second quarter of this year. e spine surgery market in the United States is $12 billion, but there are roadblocks for future innovation and payer re- imbursement going forward. Here are eight things to know from the report. 1. ere is a lack of price-sustaining innovation from large implant vendors. How Orthopedic & Spine Practices Can Thrive Over the Next 5 Years — Drs. Richard Wohns, Daniel Murrey, David Rothbart By Laura Dyrda e healthcare landscape is tough, but there are or- thopedic practices thriving today. ree spine surgeons discuss what it takes to be a thriving orthopedic and spine practice over the next five years. Population health is the newest buzz word among healthcare profession- als. In its broadest terms, population health can be defined as an approach to healthcare that improves an entire pop- ulation; in spine health, that population is oen people with chronic back pain. ere are estimates that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the Insti- tutes of Medicine, which costs the country $600 billion per year in treat- ments and lost productivity. Now healthcare professionals, and in par- ticular spine specialists, are looking for ways to shrink this population and lower the overall associated costs. "As our population expands, the strain on healthcare increases not only from a financial standpoint but the avail- ability of healthcare professionals to handle the increased load," says Charles eofilos, MD, founder of e Spine Center in Palm Beach, Fla. "ere will be a shi towards P.A.- directed patient care to help lessen the load on physicians. Furthermore, with our increasingly aging population, the strain on Medicare increases and eventually affects the services avail- able for this patient population." continued on page 17 continued on page 13 continued on page 11 INSIDE: 38 Spine-Driven ASCs to Know p. 8 SPINE REVIEW July/August 2015 • Vol. 2015 No. 4 How Spine Surgeons Fit Into Population Health — 3 Key Ways Practices Are Changing By Laura Dyrda Becker's ASC 22nd Annual Meeting - The Business and Operations of ASCs October 22 - 24, 2015 Swissôtel - Chicago, Illinois 51 Great Surgeons, 55 Leading Administrators and 110 Surgery Center Speakers in Total For more information, visit or call (800) 417-2035. ASCREVIEW

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