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Articles published in September, 2013

NASS Preview: New and Notable in Spine

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Sep 2013

These brief profiles preview newer or noteworthy companies in the spine space—some of whom you will meet on the exhibit floor at the North American Spine Society meeting. We’ll be there, too—find ORTHOWORLD in Booth 1718. ... Read more »

The Surgical Meritocracy: Where Outcomes Substantiate Value for Risk-based Payments

by John B. Pracyk, M.D., Ph.D. | Sep 2013

We are now entering an era where defining surgical outcomes is going to be our new culture, and where our intrinsic value as surgeons will be the subject of very specific performance measurements. Welcome to “The Surgical Meritocracy." ... Read more »

What Can Orthopaedic Technologists Do for You?

by Sam Brown, OTC | Sep 2013

The National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists seeks to educate surgeons on the many ways that certified orthopaedic technologists can support a practice. The profession allows orthotechs to play a more universal role in aiding orthopaedic surgeons in office and hospital productivity. ... Read more »

Medical Device Funding Continues to Wane

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Sep 2013

Medical device funding continues to decrease as more investors back segments for healthcare IT and biotechnology. Medical device initiatives received $543 million in funding during 2Q13, a 20% decrease compared to the 2Q12, according to PricewaterhouseCooper’s Life Science group. ... Read more »

Avoiding Landmines in Obtaining Supplemental Insurance

by Carolyn McClanahan, M.D., CFP | Sep 2013

The Affordable Care Act doesn't provide guarantees for supplemental health insurances, such as disability, life and long-term care. As an entrepreneurial physician and a patient, it’s important to keep these factors in mind to maintain insurability to the best of your ability. ... Read more »

An Integrated vs. Piecemeal Approach to Product Development

by Stuart Lindquist | Sep 2013

An integrated approach to commercialization maximizes the value of an idea and minimizes the monetary risk. ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Coding Q&A: Meniscal Repair Chondroplasty

by The Coding Coach | Sep 2013

The Coding Coaches address orthopaedic coding questions and hot-button coding issues. In this round: Meniscal Repair and Chondroplasty. ... Read more »

5 Ways to Ensure You’ll Qualify for Meaningful Use

by Zubin Emsley | Sep 2013

Meaningful use is designed to get harder in each stage. Here are actions you can take to ensure your practice will successfully attest each year. ... Read more »