Analysis: CMS stopping risk adjustment payments leaves insurance premiums in limbo, jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2018
The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and…
In the Journals

Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…
In the Journals

Gabapentinoids ineffective in treatment of low back pain or lumbar radicular pain

July 3, 2018
New research shows that the use of anticonvulsants for the treatment of low back pain or lumbar radicular pain is ineffective. The study, published…

Mahe Medical USA announces availability of spine emergency screw removal system

July 1, 2018
Mahe Medical USA announced via a press release the introduction and availability of its universal spine emergency screw removal system…

NASS launches spine registry to improve patient care

June 28, 2018
The North American Spine Society announced the launch of a diagnosis-based clinical data spine registry that will allow heath care providers to…
In the Journals

Improvements seen with PEEK interbody fusion devices for degenerative cervical disc disease

June 26, 2018
Investigators found porous-surface PEEK may be an alternative for the improvement of osseointegration and fusion rates of interbody implants to…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Serial casting had negative effect on HRQoL of patients with idiopathic EOS

June 25, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Serial casting was a safe and noninvasive treatment for early-onset scoliosis, but this treatment had a negative impact on the…
In the Journals

Study calls for expansion of opioid alternatives, change in role of opioids for pain management

June 22, 2018
Results of an article on prescription drug treatment for patients with low back pain in JAMA Network Open highlight opportunities for insurers and…
In the Journals

Students on sports teams at higher risk for concussion

June 21, 2018
Among U.S. high school students, 15.1% reported at least one concussion in the prior year, with a higher prevalence among students who played on a…

Medtronic receives FDA 510(k) clearance for bone cement solution for sacral fractures

June 20, 2018
Medtronic plc announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Kyphon HV-R bone cement intended to be used for fixation of pathological fractures…

ICD-11 updates resistance codes, adds gaming as addictive disorder

June 18, 2018
WHO previewed a new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which includes updates to codes related to antimicrobial resistance, adds…

K2M announces FDA 510(k) clearance, launch of cervical plate systems

June 16, 2018
K2M Group Holdings Inc. received FDA 510(k) clearance for and commercially released its OZARK cervical plate systems, designed for use in patients…
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New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…

Peptide-enhanced bone graft superior to allografted bone for spinal fusion surgery

June 15, 2018
A randomized controlled trial presented at the Annual Global Spine Congress in Singapore demonstrated that i-Factor was significantly superior to…
Meeting News

AMA passes new policies on naloxone, Medicaid, augmented intelligence

June 14, 2018
A broad spectrum of policies, actions and resolutions, ranging from naloxone access, Medicaid waivers and other topics, were voted on by the AMA…

VIDEO: Percutaneous stabilization of a T9/10 fracture in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

June 13, 2018
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AMA inaugurates Barbara L. McAneny, MD, as president

June 13, 2018
The AMA has sworn in Barbara L. McAneny, MD, an oncologist who has spent her 35-year career as a practicing physician in New Mexico, as the…
Meeting News

AMA advocates for family leave, prisoner housing changes for LGBTQ people

June 12, 2018
Delegates at this week’s AMA annual meeting in Chicago took several actions that furthered the association’s work towards helping members…

Centinel Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for 3D-printed all-titanium interbody devices

June 11, 2018
Centinel Spine LLC announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the FLX platform of integrated interbody and non-integrated interbody fusion…
Meeting News

‘Realistic shift' in diet could save the US up to $38 billion annually

June 11, 2018
A 20% increase in adherence to the Healthy Eating Index could result in savings of as much as $38 billion in health-related costs, according to…