How minimally invasive spine surgeons can stay independent: Key opportunities from Dr. Brian Gantwerker
Apr21

How minimally invasive spine surgeons can stay independent: Key opportunities from Dr. Brian Gantwerker

Brian Gantwerker, MD, founder of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, discusses key opportunities for private practice spine surgeons in the future.

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Patient satisfaction associated with time spent with orthopedic surgeon, not wait time
Apr19

Patient satisfaction associated with time spent with orthopedic surgeon, not wait time

Recently published results showed patient satisfaction was associated with time with the surgeon, but not with wait time. However, many patients underestimated the length of time waited to see a provider, according to results.

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Surgeons wary of ortho bundles delay and deny procedures
Mar13

Surgeons wary of ortho bundles delay and deny procedures

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon kicks off Tuesday and in advance of it, a new analyst report shows that when it comes to bundled care, surgeons are being cautious to do joint replacement procedures.

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Orthopedic Surgeons Debating Cost of Care
Mar08

Orthopedic Surgeons Debating Cost of Care

The national shift toward value-based payment systems, including bundled payments for all services associated with a major surgery, has orthopedic surgeons focused on cost-effectiveness and potentially expensive surgical complications here at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2017 Annual Meeting.

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8 ethical concerns for total joint replacement gainsharing
Mar06

8 ethical concerns for total joint replacement gainsharing

There are more than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries who receive total joint replacement every year and costs for these procedures are increasing. Initiatives such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program attempt to control costs through bundled payments on a 90-day episode of care.

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4 spine surgeons on best career decisions of 2016
Jan13

4 spine surgeons on best career decisions of 2016

Ask Spine Surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. We invite all spine surgeon and specialist responses.

Four spine surgeons share the best decisions they made in their professional lives last year.

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