Free Webinar: The Next Generation of Spine Care; Place, Provider, Price
Jun20

Free Webinar: The Next Generation of Spine Care; Place, Provider, Price

Speakers: Dr. Nikhil Thakur, Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Director- Spine Center at Orthopaedics Northeast
Robin Hynds, MSN, RN, CPHM, Vice President, Care Continuum, Lawrence General Hospital
Dawn Bollhardt, BS, RN, MSN, CNL Program Manager, Spine and Orthopedics, Lawrence General Hospital
Patrick Vega, M.S., and Djamel Bayliche, Vice Presidents with Corazon Inc. Consulting
Date/Time: Thurs, July 20, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe and Corazon Inc.

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4 Questions spine surgeons hope patients ask before surgery
Jun19

4 Questions spine surgeons hope patients ask before surgery

As a doctor, our goal is to help patients get back to a pre-injury state or to help manage a condition so that a person can live life to the fullest. But we can only do so much. Patients need to put the work in on their end as well if they want to experience the best results from medical treatment.

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5 key recommendations for payer reform in spine surgery
Jun09

5 key recommendations for payer reform in spine surgery

A new article published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines payer reform opportunities for spine surgery. The article, written by Jason Scalise, MD, and David Jacofsky, MD, focuses on bundled payments. Here are five key trends from the report:

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Spine & total joints in ASCs — Premier Orthopedic Surgery Center administrator weighs in
Jun07

Spine & total joints in ASCs — Premier Orthopedic Surgery Center administrator weighs in

Natalie Soule, RN, administrator of Nashville, Tenn.-based Premier Orthopedic Surgery Center, shares insight on spine and total joints in the outpatient setting as well as offers key advice for boosting ASC growth.

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Primary Care Physicians: The Base of the Spine ‘Consultation Chain’
Jun07

Primary Care Physicians: The Base of the Spine ‘Consultation Chain’

According to national surveys, Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) are the leading source for spine referrals, followed by word-of-mouth referrals and advertising, respectively.

The reasons can be manifold, but most often the PCP does not have the time to make a formal diagnosis based on pain or other patient complaints, and can only triage for symptoms and ensure that pathologies are identified if present before referring to a specialist.

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Swedish double-booked its surgeries, and the patients didn’t know
May28

Swedish double-booked its surgeries, and the patients didn’t know

Some of Swedish Health’s top neurosurgeons have routinely run multiple operating rooms at the same time while keeping patients in the dark about the practice, The Seattle Times has found. Swedish touts its patient outcomes and is clarifying its consent forms.

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