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World Spine Day, October 16, 2014

Help celebrate World Spine Day on Thursday, October 16th. On this day every year, people from around the world join together to raise awareness, as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.  Learn more

Posted on: October 15, 2014  |  Comments: 0
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DOJ Files False Claims Action Against 3 PODs and Investors

Author: Alex Lukianov


The Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated its first formal False Claims Act lawsuit against (PODs) in its filing against Reliance Medical Systems, two related distributors (Apex Medical Technologies and Kronos Spinal Technologies), and their physician owners. The filing was...

Posted on: September 29, 2014  |  Comments: 0
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Advocacy in the News

25 things for spine surgeons to know about the Sunshine Act The Sunshine Act passed last year, requiring medical device companies to disclose compensation or gifts given to surgeons valued at more than $10, with few exceptions. The Centers for...

Posted on: August 22, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Update: Spine Care Alliance (SCA) Program Discontinued

Author: Pat Miles


At the beginning of the year, I communicated that NuVasive® had ceased underwriting the operating expenses of Spine Care Alliance (SCA) – a Legacy Health Strategies (LHS) service – and was planning to work with LHS to transition to a...

Posted on: August 1, 2014  |  Comments: 0