Meeting News

Everyday solutions to reduce implicit bias in health care

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Unconscious biases remain pervasive in everyday interactions between health care providers and patients and lead to worse…

In the JournalsPerspective

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…

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VIDEO: NASS president discusses leadership and inclusion strategies

October 8, 2019
CHICAGO — William J. Sullivan, MD, said he plans for continuity of leadership, relationships and ideas during his term as 35th president of the…

In the JournalsPerspective

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…

Hospital for Special Surgery announces two new co-chiefs for spine service

October 5, 2019
Hospital for Special Surgery announced Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD, MBA, and Andrew A. Sama, MD, will be the new co-chiefs of its spine service…

Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…

CMS finalizes rules projected to save $800M, 4 million burden hours annually

September 26, 2019
CMS administrator Seema Verna, MPH, announced final rules today that will save health care providers approximately $800 million and 4 million burden…

Meeting News

Efficiencies, specialty teams equip hospital outpatient departments for same-day spine surgery

September 26, 2019
CHICAGO — Although payments are sometimes lower for spine surgery performed at an ASC vs. a hospital outpatient department, a presenter here…

Feature

2019 health care data breaches setting records

September 26, 2019
A record-breaking 50 health care data breaches involving more than 500 records each were reported to HHS this past July, according to a report…

Meeting News

NASS brings more surgical, nonsurgical content to annual meeting

September 25, 2019
At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, being held from Sept. 25-28, 2019, in Chicago, attendees can anticipate in a program that has…

Meeting News

Generation Z ‘coming soon to a workforce near you’ – Are you ready?

September 13, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Workplaces and managers who may or may not have just grown acquainted with — and successfully integrated —…

AAOS, American Association of Neurological Surgeons announce development of American Spine Registry

September 10, 2019
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced joint ownership and development of the…

AMA says judge’s decision to allow CVS-Aetna merger ‘fails patients’

September 5, 2019
The AMA expressed disappointment over a federal judge allowing CVS Health Corp to merge with Aetna. CNBC and other mainstream media reported…

Stryker to acquire Mobius Imaging, Cardan Robotics

September 4, 2019
Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire Mobius Imaging LLC and its sister company Cardan Robotics, according to a press release. Stryker…

Guidelines

Guide ‘emphasizes facts, not falsehoods’ about CBD use

August 27, 2019
Americans for Safe Access recently issued the Patient’s Guide to CBD to provide background on cannabidiol and recommendations regarding its…

Feature

One health system’s experience relevant to proposed price transparency rule

August 21, 2019
CMS recently proposed a rule requiring hospitals to disclose the amount that patients would pay for services before they receive care. The rule is…

Wyanoke Group announces Healio rebranding

August 19, 2019
In an effort to improve the user experience for its health provider audiences, the Wyanoke Group is rebranding its live event, digital and publishing…

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Analysts debate Senate drug pricing bill’s likelihood of making an impact

August 19, 2019
The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, introduced last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member…

Movers and Shakers

The Core Institute adds new interventional spine, pain management specialist

August 8, 2019
The Core Institute announced the addition of Shad Siddiqi, DO, to its team. According to a press release, he specializes in…

In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…