• 4 payers expanding coverage for orthopedic, spine care

    Here are four commercial payers that have expanded patient access to musculoskeletal care since the beginning of 2024: 
  • The state of outpatient spine surgery in 4 studies

    Outpatient spine surgery is growing, and its outlook suggests the trend will likely continue.
  • Commonwealth Pain & Spine to open Indiana ASC

    Louisville, Ky.-based Commonwealth Pain & Spine has partnered with Woodward Development and Construction to open an ASC in Evansville, Ind., according to an April 24 report from the TriState Homepage.
  • 9 things to know about endoscopic spine surgery and ASCs

    As spine surgery continues to shift to the outpatient setting, here are 9 things to know about endoscopic spine surgery and ASCs: 
  • The rise of orthopedist pay: A 10-year timeline

    Orthopedic surgeons have been among the two highest-paid specialties for the past 10 years.
  • 3 ASC spine procedures see reimbursement cuts 

    Three of the most common ASC procedures are seeing reimbursement cuts in 2024, according to a recent report from VMG Health. 
  • ASC leaders lean into spine for growth opportunities

    Outpatient spine surgery's popularity has skyrocketed in recent years.
  • What's next for outpatient spine surgery

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  • ASC sales boom as spine procedures migrate

    Medical device company Centinel Spine saw its Prodisc total disc replacement sales grow 56% in the ASC setting between 2022 and 2023.
  • The average cost of orthopedic procedures at ASCs, HOPDs

    Here are the costs of five of the most common procedures performed at orthopedic ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, according to insurance company Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  • OHSU completes 1st awake spine surgery

    A surgery team at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland performed the system's first surgical removal of a herniated disc without the use of general anesthesia.
  • What DISC Surgery Center did in 2023

    DISC Surgery Center, which has four California locations in Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, Valencia and Walnut Creek, specializes in spine, orthopedics and pain management.
  • DISC Surgery Center enrolling for total disc replacement study

    DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach (Calif.) is enrolling patients for a clinical study on Orthofix's M6-C artificial disc.
  • 6 new orthopedic ASCs in 30 days

    Here are six newly opened or announced orthopedic-focused ASCs reported by Becker's since Oct. 18:
  • 5 celebrities with scoliosis

    Scoliosis affects 2% to 3% of the U.S. population, or approximately 6 million  to 9 million people. The condition accounts for more than 38,000 spinal fusion procedures each year, according to the National Scoliosis Foundation. Scoliosis affects professional athletes, musicians, actors and others on a daily basis.
  • Is spine surgery expansion next for ASCs?

    Philip Louie, MD, a spine surgeon and medical director of research and academics at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's Center for Neurosciences and Spine in Seattle, recently joined Becker's to share his insights on what is to come for spine care.
  • HSS breaks ground on $130M Florida orthopedic center

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery and Naples, Fla.-based NCH broke ground on a musculoskeletal center that will offer outpatient and inpatient care, including an ASC.
  • Docs Health breaks ground on $123M orthopedic, spine center

    Construction has begun on a $123 million orthopedic and spine surgery center in Los Angeles run by Docs Health, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported Nov. 6. 
  • Captiva Spine's WatchTower navigation system used in first ASC case

    Captiva Spine's WatchTower navigation system was used for the first time in an ASC, the company said Oct. 17.
  • Delivering outpatient care with the patient in mind: 4 design principles from Arrowhead Surgery Center

    Surgical procedures continue to shift away from hospitals to outpatient facilities.1 As technologies and anesthesia techniques evolve, more complex patient cases can be performed successfully in ambulatory surgery centers. Now is the time for physicians to consider how they can further their practices by entering the ASC market.

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