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A quarterly publication and on-line information service on cost & quality issues in orthopedics
Date Issue Article  
July 2017 Vol 28 no 3 2017 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial -- Hot Topics at AAOS
The 2016 Hip and Knee Implant Market
2017 Hip and Knee Implant Price Comparisons
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
OrthoTrends: Q1/2009-Q1/2017
"Robotics" in Orthopedics (revised 8/8/2017)
Bundled Payments update
Entire Newsletter (24 pages)

April 2017 Vol 28 no 2 2017 Trauma Update
Editorial --When to Keep Dollar Signs Away from Doctors
The 2016 US Trauma Market
2016 Hospital Trauma Usage Profile
2017 Trauma Fixation Price Comparisons
Biologics Take Bigger Slice of Spinal Fusions
2017/Q2 UDI Update
OrthoTrends: Q1/2009-Q4/2016
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

January 2017 Vol 28 no 1 2017 Extremity Update
Editorial -- Classification changes
2017 Extremity Update
2017 Sports Medicine Update
UDI Update - Q1/2017
2017 Shoulder Implant Price Comparison
2017 Provider payments--Whither 2017?
OrthoTrends--Q1/2009-Q3/2016
Entire Newsletter (16 pages)

October 2016 Vol 27 no 4 2016 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial -- Better outcomes through lower device prices
2016 Spinal Industry Update
UDI 2016/Q3 Update
2016 Profile of Hospital Spine Programs
2016 Spinal Implant Price Comparisons
2016 Bone Grafts, Substitutes and Other Biologics
2016 Bone Cement Update
2017 CMS Payment Update
OrthoTrends -- Q1/2009 - Q2/2016
Entire Newsletter (28 pages)

July 2016 Vol 27 no 3 2016 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial -- Supply Chain Management: The Future is Utilization
The 2015 Hip and Knee Implant Market
2016 Hip and Knee Implant Price Comparisons
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
OrthoTrends: Q1/2009-Q1/2016
UDI: Q2/2016 Update: Gaining Traction
Bundled Payments: Lessons from the front lines (updated 8/2/2016)
Entire Newsletter (24 pages)

April 2016 Vol 27 no 2 2016 Trauma Update
Editorial --AAOS and NADA
The 2015 US Trauma Market
2015 Hospital Trauma Usage Profile
2016 Trauma Price Comparisons
2016/Q2 UDI Update
OrthoTrends: Q1/2009-Q4/2014
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

January 2016 Vol 27 no 1 2016 Extremity Update
Editorial -- Mom
2015 Extremity Industry Update
2015 Profile of Hospital Extremity Procedures
2016 Physician Medicare Payment
2016 Shoulder Implant Price Comparison
2016 Sports Medicine Overview
Medicare's Bundled Payment for Joint Replacements
UDI Update--Q1/2016
OrthoTrends-- Q1/2009-Q3/2015
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

October 2015 Vol 26 no 4 2015 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial -- Supply Chain vs. Clinicians
2015 Spinal Industry Update
UDI 2015/Q3 Update
2015 Profile of Hospital Spine Programs
2015 Spinal Implant Price Comparisons
2015 Bone Grafts, Substitutes and Other Biologics
2015 Bone Cement Update
2016 CMS Payment Update
OrthoTrends -- Q1/2009 - Q2/2015
Entire Newsletter (28 pages)

July 2015 Vol 26 no 3 2015 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial --Hidden Costs in Cap Prices
The 2014 Hip and Knee Implant Market
2015 Hip and Knee Implant Price Comparisons
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
OrthoTrends: Q1/2009-Q1/2015
UDI: Work in Progress
ICD-10: Ready or Not
Entire Newsletter (24 pages)

April 2015 Vol 26 no 2 2015 Trauma Update
Editorial --AAOS Annual Meeting update
The 2014 US Trauma Market
2014 Hospital Trauma Usage Profile
2015 Trauma Price Comparisons
OrthoTrends: Q1/2009-Q4/2014
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

January 2015 Vol 26 no 1 2015 Extremity Update
Editorial -- "With This Data, Dare I Say It..."
2014 Extremity Industry Update
2014 Profile of Hospital Extremity Procedures
2015 Physician Medicare Payment
2015 Shoulder Implant Price Comparison
2015 Sports Medicine Overview
OrthoTrends-- Q1/2009-Q3/2014
Entire Newsletter (16 pages)

October 2014 Vol 25 no 4 2014 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial -- ICD-10 Affects Joint Replacements
2014 Spinal Industry Update
2014 Profile of Hospital Spine Programs
2014 Spinal Implant Price Comparisons
2014 Bone Grafts, Substitutes and Other Biologics
2014 Bone Cement Update
2015 CMS Payment Update
OrthoTrends -- Q1/2009 - Q2/2014 (pg 25 revised 11/4/2014)
Entire Newsletter (28 pages) (pg 25 revised 11/6/2014)

July 2014 Vol 25 no 3 2014 Hip and Knee Implant Review (page 1 revised 10-7-14)
Editorial -- Drowning in Data, Dying of Thirst
The 2013 Hip and Knee Implant Market
2014 Hip and Knee Implant Price Comparisons
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
OrthoTrends -- Q1/2009 - Q1/2014
Entire Newsletter (20 pages) (page 1 revised 10-7-14)

April 2014 Vol 25 no 2 2014 Trauma Update
Editorial -- Zimmer Buys Biomet -- What's Next?
The 2013 US Trauma Market
2013 Hospital Trauma Usage Profile
2014 Trauma Price Comparisons
OrthoTrends -- Q1/2009 - Q4/2013
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

January 2014 Vol 25 no 1 2014 Extremity Update
Editorial—HIPAA's "Cone of Silence"
2013 Extremity Industry Update
2013 Profile of Hospital Extremity Programs
2014 Physician Medicare Payment
2014 Shoulder Implant Price Comparison
ICD-10 and Orthopedics
OrthoTrends-- Q1/2009-Q3/2013
Entire Newsletter (16 pages)

October 2013 Vol 24 no 4 2013 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial—How to Get Rid of "POD"s REVISED 11-6-2013
2013 Spinal Industry Update
2013 Profile of Hospital Spine Programs
2013 Spinal Implant Price Comparisons
2013 Bone Grafts, Substitutes and Other Biologics REVISED PG 17 11-6-2013
2013 Bone Cement Update
2014 CMS Payment Update/a>
OrthoTrends Q1/2009 - Q2/2013
Entire Newsletter (28 pages) REVISED PAGES 2 & 17 11-6-2013

July 2013 Vol 24 no 3 2013 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial—Supply Chain Deserves More Respect
The 2012 Hip and Knee Implant Market
2013 Hip and Knee Implant Price Comparison
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
OrthoTrends Q1/2009 - Q1/2013
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

April 2013 Vol 24 no 2 2013 Trauma Update
Editorial: The Tyranny of Excellence
The 2012 US Trauma Market
2012 Hospital Trauma Usage Profile
2013 Trauma Price Comparisons
OrthoTrends - Q1/2009-Q4/2012
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

January 2013 Vol 24 no 1 2013 Extremity Update
Editorial: Foregoing List Price Comparisons
2013 Extremity Industry Update
2012 Hospital Profile of Extremity Procedures
2013 Physician Medicare Payment
2013 Shoulder Implant Price Comparison
An Overview of Intellectual Property
OrthoTrends: Q1/2009-Q3/2012
Entire Newsletter (16 pages)

October 2012 Vol 23 no 4 2012 Spinal Surgery Update/a>
Editorial: Pitfalls of Patient Reported Outcomes
2012 Spinal Industry Update - CORRECTION on page 4, 11/02/2012
2012 Profile of Hospital Spine Programs
2012 Spinal Implant Price Comparison
2012 Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes
2012 Bone Cement Update
2013 CMS Payment Update
OrthoTrends Q1/2009 - Q2/2012
Entire Newsletter - CORRECTION on page 4, 11/02/2012 (28 pages)

July 2012 Vol 23 no 3 2012 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial: Using Registries to Report Patient Outcomes
Top 10 Hip and Knee Hospitals
The 2011 Hip and Knee Implant Market
2012 Hip and Knee Implant Price Comparison
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
OrthoTrends Q1/2009 - Q1/2012
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

April 2012 Vol 23 no 2 2012 Trauma Update
Editorial: Keeping Your Data Clean
The 2012 US Trauma Market
2011 Hospital Trauma Usage Profile
OrthoTrends -- Q1/2009 - Q4/2011
2012 Trauma Price Comparisons
Entire Newsletter (20 pages)

January 2012 Vol 23 no 1 Hip and Knee Implant Prices: 2011-2012
Editorial: Web Site Update
2012 Extremity Implant Update
2012 Physician Medicare Payments
OrthoTrends -- Q1/2009 - Q3/2011 - Includes revision on page 19
2012 Shoulder Implant Price Comparisons
Entire Newsletter - Includes revision on page 19 (20 pages)

October 2011 Vol 22 no 4 2011 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial: Has the Spine Industry "Jumped the Shark"?
2011 Spinal Industry Update
2011 Profile of Hospital Spine Programs
2011 Spinal Implant Price Comparisons
2011 Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes
2011 Bone Cement Update
2012 CMS Payment Update
Orthotrends: Q1/2009 - Q2/2011
Entire newsletter (28 pages)

July 2011 Vol 22 no 3 2011 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial: "Latest and Greatest" vs. "Tried and True"
FY 2012 CMS Medicare's Payment Updates
The 2011 U.S. Hip and Knee Implant Market
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
Ortho Trends -- Q1/2009-Q1/2011
2011 Hip and Knee Implant Price Comparison
Entire newsletter (24 pages)

April 2011 Vol 22 no 2 2011 Trauma Update
Editorial: Trauma: Each Part Tells a Story
The 2010 US Trauma Market
2011 Trauma Price Comparisons
Hospital Trauma Profile: 2010
Instrument Costs in Trauma
Waste in Orthopedics
Orthotrends -- Q1/2009-Q4/2010
Entire newsletter (24 pages)

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January 2011 Vol 22 no 1 Hip and Knee Implant Prices: 2010-2011
Editorial: Facebook meets HIPAA and the EMR
2011 Extremity Implant Update
2011 Physician Medicare Payments
OrthoTrends: Q1-2009 - Q3-2010
Entire newsletter (20 pages)
CORRECTION to pages 16-17

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October 2010 Vol 21 no 4 2010 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial: Why Bother with Annual Price Lists?
2010 Spinal Industry UPdate
2010 Profile of Hospital Spine Programs
2010 Spinal Implant Price Comparisons
2010 Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes
2010 Bone Cement Update
2011 CMS Payment Update
Entire newsletter (24 pages)

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July 2010 Vol 21 no 3 2010 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial: "Repless Implants?
Top 10 Hip and Knee Hospitals
The 2009 Hip and Knee Implant Market
2010 Hip and Knee Implant Price Comparison
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
Entire newsletter (20 pages)

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April 2010 Vol 21 no 2 2010 Trauma Update
Editorial: Waste in Orthopedics?
The 2009 US Trauma Market
2010 Trauma Price Comparisons
Waste in Orthopedics: What Is It? How Much Is There?
Entire newsletter (20 pages)

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January 2010 Vol 21 no 1 2010 Hip and Knee Implant List Prices: 2009-2010
Editorial: Healthcare -- Employer of Last Resort?
2010 Extremity Implant Update
2010 Physician Medicare Payments
2010 Shoulder Implant Price Comparisons
Addenda and Corrections
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2009 Vol 20 no 4 2009 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial: High Supply Costs: Is There a PharmD in Your Future?
2009 Spinal Industry Update
Profile of Hospital Spine Programs
2009 Spinal Implant Price Comparison
2009 Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes
2009 Bone Cement Update (Corrections)
2010 CMS Payment Update
Entire newsletter (24 pages) (Corrections)

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July 2009 Vol 20 no 3 2009 Hip and Knee Implant Review (revised 9/23/09)
Editorial: Orthopedics' "$600 Toilet Seat"
2010 CMS Payment Update
The 2008 U.S. Hip & Knee Implant Market
2009 U.S. Hip & Knee Implant Price Comparison
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management - a 2008 Update
Entire newsletter (20 pages) (revised 9/23/09)

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April 2009 Vol 20 no 2 2008 Trauma Update
Editorial: How Pricing Transparency Would Affect Hospitals
What Have We Learned From Joint Registries?
The 2008 US Trauma Market
2009 Trauma Price Comparison
Pennsylvania: 6th Largest State for Medicare Joint Replacements
Entire newsletter (20 pages)

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January 2009 Vol 20 no 1 Hip and Knee Implant List Prices Rise 5.6%
Editorial: Reducing Hip Fractures: Don't Run Out of Cat Food
A 2009 Extremity Update
Medicare Physician Payment Up Slightly
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2008 Vol 19 no 4 2008 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial: NASS' Research Agenda
2008 Profile of Hospital Spinal Programs
2008 Spinal Industry Update
2008 Spinal Implant Price Comparison
Bone Grafts and Substitutes
IONM: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
2008 Bone Cement Update
FY 2009 CMS Payment Update
Entire newsletter (28 pages)

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July 2008 Vol 19 no 3 2008 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial: Auto dealerships and orthopedics
2009 CMS Medicare's payment update
2007 Hip and knee implant market
2008 Hip and knee implant price comparison (pull out)
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
Entire newsletter (20 pages)

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April 2008 Vol 19 no 2 2007 Trauma Update
Editorial: Benchmarks vs. ASPs (Average selling prices)
The 2007 US Trauma Market
2008 Trauma Price comparisons
Ohio: 5th Largest State of Medicare Joint Replacements
Entire newsletter (20 pages)

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January 2008 Vol 19 no 1 Hip and knee implant list prices rise 6.3%
Editorial: Orthopedic Innovation?
2008 Shoulder implant update
2008 Physician Medicare payments
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2007 Vol 18 no 4 2007 Spinal Surgery update
Editorial: Pricing transparency update (updated Nov 14th)
2007 Profile of hospital spinal programs
2007 Spinal Industry update
2007 Spinal instrumentation price comparison
Bone grafts and substitutes
2007 Bone cement update
FY 2008 DRG payment update
Entire newsletter (24 pages)

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July 2007 Vol 18 no 3 2007 Hip and Knee Implant Review
Editorial: Pricing transparency and part numbers
2008 CMS Medicare's payment update
2006 Hip and knee implant market
2007 Hip and knee implant price comparison (pull out)
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
Entire newsletter (20 pages)

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April 2007 Vol 18 no 2 2006 Trauma update
Editorial: Pitfalls of Trauma Market Share Analysis
The 2006 US Trauma Market
Special Pull-Out Section 2007 Trauma Price Comparisons
Michigan: 5th Largest State of Medicare Joint Replacements
Entire newsletter (20 pages)

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January 2007 Vol 18 no 1 Hip and knee implant prices rise 5.8%
Editorial: The question Medtronic doesn't want you to ask
2007 Shoulder implant update
2007 Physician Medicare payments
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2006 Vol 17 no 4 2006 Spinal surgery update
Editorial: Physician owned implant companies
2006 Profile of hospital spinal programs
2006 Spinal industry update
2006 Spinal instrumentation price comparison
The Spine industry and jurisprudence: a 2006 update
Bone grafts and substitutes
2006 Bone cement update
FY 2007 DRG payment update
Entire newsletter (24 pages)

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July 2006 Vol 17 no 3 2006 Hip and knee implant review, Top 10
Editorial: The Annual Federal Register Circus
CMS Medicare's Payment Update
The 2005 Hip & Knee Implant Market
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
Entire newsletter (16 pages)-- excludes price comparisons below

Hip and knee price comparisons
Cover and assemblies
Hip Price comparison (11x24")
Knee Price comparison (11x24")

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April 2006 Vol 17 no 2 2005 Trauma update
Editorial--Guidant vs. Aspen: "Just Say No" (to confidentiality restrictions)
The 2005 US trauma market
New York: 4th largest state for Medicare joint replacements
Entire newsletter (16 pages)
Trauma price comparisons
2006 Trauma price comparison (top) (22"x17")

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January 2006 Vol 17 no 1 Hip and knee implant prices rise 6.3%
Editorial: Technological Innovation?
2005 Hospital Joint Replacement Survey
Memorial Implements Cap Prices for Joints
Shoulder Implant Update
2006 Physician Medicare Payments
Errata and Addenda
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2005 Vol 16 no 4 2005 Spinal surgery update
Editorial: Change in pricing environment
2005 Profile of hospital spinal programs
2005 Spinal industry update
The Spine industry and jurisprudence: a 2005 update
Anatomy of a pedicle screw
Bone grafts and substitutes
2005 Bone cement update
DRG payment update
Entire newsletter (21 pages)-- excludes price comparison
Spinal implant price comparison

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July 2005 Vol 16 no 3 2005 Hip and knee implant review, Top 10
Editorial: Mis-Guidant Litigation
CMS Medicare's DRG Payment Update
The 2004 U.S. Hip & Knee Implant Market
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management--a 2004 Update
Entire newsletter (16 pages)-- excludes price comparisons below

Hip and knee price comparisons
Cover and assemblies
Hip Price comparison (11x24")
Knee Price comparison (11x24")

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April 2005 Vol 16 no 2 2004 Trauma update
Editorial--OIG & DOJ: Justified Paranoia?
The 2004 US trauma market
California: 2nd largest state for joint replacements
Spinal lawsuit update
Entire newsletter (16 pages)
2005 Trauma price comparison (top) (11"x17")
2005 Trauma price comparison (bottom) (11"x17")

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January 2005 Vol 16 no 1 Hip and knee implant prices rise 8.9%
Electronic Price Lists
2004 Joint Replacement Survey
Shoulder Implant Update
2005 Physician Medicare Payment
Selling Implants on Ebay
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2004 Vol 15 no 4 2004 Spinal surgery update
Editorial: Some observations of the 2004 NASS meeting
2004 Spinal industry update
Backbreaking?: The spine industry and jurisprudence
A brief review of disc replacements
Bone grafts and bone substitutes
2004 bone cement update
CMS payment update: Less for BMP, new codes for discs, kyphoplasty
Entire newsletter (21 pages)-- excludes price comparison
Spinal Implant Price comparison

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July 2004 Vol 15 no 3 2004 Hip and knee implant review, Top 10
Editorial: Direct to Consumer Marketing
CMS Medicare's DRG Payment Update
DRG Assignments of Total Joints for Medicare
The 2003 U.S. Hip & Knee Implant Market
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management--a 2003 Update
Entire newsletter (16 pages)-- excludes price comparisons below

Cover and assemblies
Hip Price comparison (11x24")
Knee Price comparison (11x24")

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April 2004 Vol 15 no 2 2003 Trauma update
Editorial--When does "new" technology become old?
The 2003 US trauma market
Texas: 2nd largest state for joint replacements
GIC code: communication tool
Entire newsletter (16 pages)
2004 Trauma price comparison (top) (11"x17")
2004 Trauma price comparison (bottom) (11"x17")

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January 2004 Vol 15 no 1 Hip and knee implant prices rise 10.1%
Industry get to clean house
2003 Subscriber Survey
A Shoulder Implant Update
2004 Physician Medicare Payment
2002 procedure volumes
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2003 Vol 14 no 4 2003 Spinal surgery update
Editorial: The swedish hip and knee implant registries
A profile of three hospital spinal programs
2003 Spinal industry update
Bone grafts and bone substitutes
2003 Bone cement update
HCFA Update: Changes for spine, not much else
Entire newsletter (21 pages)-- excludes price comparison
Spinal Implant Price comparison

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July 2003 Vol 14 no 3 2003 Hip and knee implant review, Top 10
Editorial: A few observations
Medicare's managed care: a 2001 update
Payers and payments
The 2002 U.S. Hip & Knee Implant Market
The 2002 non-US Hip and Knee Implant Market
Medicare payment update
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management--a 2002 Update
Entire newsletter (16 pages)-- excludes price comparison

Cover and assemblies
Hip Price comparison (11x24")
Knee Price comparison (11x24")

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April 2003 Vol 14 no 2 2002 Trauma update
Editorial: HIPAA: Hospitals' Y2K
The 2002 US trauma market
Minnesota: Twin cities, Mayo, and Duluth
ONN 2003 seminar: Orthopedic Databases
Bar coding update
Entire newsletter (16 pages)
2003 Trauma price comparison (top) (11"x17")
2003 Trauma price comparison (bottom) (11"x17")

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January 2003 Vol 14 no 1 Hip and knee implant prices rise 9.5%
Editorial: Implant prices up? Blame Wall Street
2002 Subscriber Survey
2003 Physician Medicare Payment
Shoulder Implant Update
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2002 Vol 13 no 4 2002 Spinal surgery update
Editorial: Spinal cost variances due to technologies
Profile of 2 Spinal programs
2002 Spinal industry update
Hospital reimbursement of spinal programs
Bone grafts and bone substitutes
2002 Bone cement update
DRG payment update: Largest DRG 209 price increase since 1997
Solucient reports 2001 hip and knee implant procedures
Entire newsletter (20 pages)-- excludes price comparison
Spinal implant price comparison

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July 2002 Vol 13 no 3 2002 Hip and knee implant review
Editorial: Surgeons should make more than salesmen
Top 10 hip and knee hospitals
Medicare's managed care: a 2001 update
Payers and payments
The 2001 U.S. Hip & Knee Implant Market(updated Aug 5 2002)
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management--a 2001 Update
Entire newsletter (16 pages)-- excludes price comparisons
Hip Cover  Assemblies  Price comparison
In thirds: 1st  2nd  3rd
Knee Cover  Assemblies  Price comparison
In thirds: 1st  2nd  3rd

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April 2002 Vol 13 no 2 2001 trauma update
Editorial: Have hospitals become a parts business?
Hip fractures--The Basics
Florida's paradox--Lots of joints, low payment
The 2001 US Trauma Market
Letter to the editor: Hospital rankings
Entire newsletter (16 pages)
Tousey letter to CMS
2002 Trauma price comparison (top) (11"x17")
2002 Trauma price comparison (bottom) (11"x17")

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January 2002 Vol 13 no 1 Hip and knee implant prices rise 8.5%
Editorial: The arguments on increasing implant prices
"Other" joints
Shoulder implant update
2001 subscriber survey
Physician payment update
Amendments and corrections: Sulzer, Covenant, HCFA
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

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October 2001 Vol 12 no 4 2001 Spinal Surgery update
Editorial: Making OR Managers more effective
2001 Spinal industry update
HealthEast establishes spinal procedure dateabase
Bone Grafts and bone substitutes
2001 Bone cement update
DRG payment update
Updated 2000 hip and knee procedure counts
"Worth repeating"
Entire newsletter (20 pages)-- excludes price comparison

Spinal implant price comparisonCover  1st third  2nd third  last third

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July 2001 Vol 12 no 3 2001 Hip and knee implant review
Editorial: On-going price increases are not sustainable
Medicare's Managed care: A 2000 update
Payers and payments
The 2000 U.S. Hip & Knee Imlant Market
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management--a 2000 Update
Sulzer update
www.OrthopedicNetworkNews.com
Entire newsletter (16 pages)-- excludes price comparison
Hip Cover/assemblies  1st third  2nd third  last third
Knee Cover/assemblies  1st third  2nd third  last third

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April 2001 Vol 12 no 2 2000 Trauma update
The 2000 US trauma market
Managing Implant Costs: The Challenges
End in sight for Sulzer recall?
Entire newsletter (16 pages)

2001 Trauma price comparison (top) (11"x17")[Updated May 3,2001]
2001 Trauma price comparison (bottom) (11"x17")

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January 2001 Vol 12 no 1 Hip and knee prices rise 7.0%
Revisiting orthopedic economics
Centers of Excellence Redux
Shoulder implant update
Sulzer recalls Inter-op cup
2000 subscriber survey
Medicare physician payment rises slightly
Gliatech's ongoing woes

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October 2000 Vol 11 no 4 2000 Spinal surgery update
Editorial: Dead rats affect hospital purchases
2000 spinal industry update
Bone grafts and substitutes
2000 Bone cement update
HCFA DRG payment update
1999 hip and knee procedure estimates

Spinal implant price comparisons NOTE LARGE SIZE: (11"x24")
Cover (60K)  1st third (83K)  2nd third (137K)  Last third (54K)

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July 2000 Vol 11 no 3 2000 Hip and knee implant review
Editorial: Data problems and strange economics
Top 10 hip and knee hospitals
Payers and payments
Medicare's managed care: The impact on joint replacement statistics
The US Hip & Knee Implant Market
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
Price comparisons
Assemblies: Hips   Knees
Components:Hips  Knees
Hip Cover (45K)  1st third (80K)  2nd third (40K)  last third (30K)
Knee Cover (40K)  1st third (80K)  2nd third (40K)  last third (30K)

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April 2000 Vol 11 no 2 1999 Trauma update
1999 US Trauma market
Orthopedic implant bar-coding goes half-way
Medicare outpatient coding to change July 1
2000 trauma implant price comparisons (top 1/2 -- 11"x17")
2000 trauma implant price comparisons (bottom 1/2 -- 11"x17")

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January 2000 Vol 11 no 1 Hip and knee implant prices rise 8.7%
Editorial: What's going on with these price increases?
A shoulder implant update
Hip and knee revisions
1999 subscriber survey
Physician payment update

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October 1999 Vol 10 no 4 1999 Spinal surgery update
Editorial: Data lacking in spine program management
Spine industry reaches adolescence: Growth spurts and food fights
Bone grafts and bone substitutes
DRG payment update
1999 spinal instrumentation price comparison

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July 1999 Vol 10 no 3 1999 Hip and knee implant review
Editorial: What outlawing gainsharing will do."
Top 10 hip and knee implant hospitals
The 1998 hip and knee implant market
1999 hip implant prices
1999 knee implant prices
Publicly traded orthopedic companies
What Synvisc has done
Hospitals resource management

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April 1999 Vol 10 no 2 1999 Trauma update
Editorial: Orthopedic Network News goes On-line"
The US Market for Trauma Devices
External fixation price comparison
Internal fixation price comparison
Gainsharing can be a challenging, yet valuable process
Network News Briefs: Premier, Level I trauma Centers


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January 1999 Vol 10 no 1 Hip and knee implant prices rise 7.1%
Editorial: Y2K Silliness
Subscriber survey
Orthopedics well-suited to gainsharing (Dan Piro, Elyse Gellerman)
HCFA decreases joint replacement physician payments by about 5%
Network News Briefs: Medtronic/Sofamor Danek, Smith & Nephew


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October 1998 Vol 9 no 4 1998 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorial: Industry consolidation
The Top 10 spine hospitals
The 1998 Spine Market
Bone grafts and bone substitutes, price comparison
1998 Spinal Implant Price Comparisons
Spinal surgery adjuncts: Bone growth stimulators
Spinal surgery adjuncts: Spinal barriers
Hospital payment for spine patients
Physician payment for spinal procedures
HCFA Changes: Reduced payment for DRGs; Updated transfer rule; Centers for Excellence

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July 1998 Vol 9 no 3 1998 Hip & Knee Implant Review
Editorial: HCFA's transfer rule affects payment for DRG 209
  Top 10 hospitals
The U.S. Market
Profiles of Orthopedic implant companies
1998 Hip and Knee implant price comparisons
Payers and payments
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
Implant Revisions and Medical Device Reports

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April 1998 Vol 9 no 2 1998 Trauma update
Editorial: In Search of "Trauma Centers for Excellence"
The U.S. Market
External fixation price comparison
Internal fixation price comparison
Motor vehicle crashes--A Major source of trauma
A wholistic practitioner's ankle fracture
An external fixator patient--18 months later
Network News Briefs: Depuy/Acromed, Howmedica

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January 1998 Vol 9 no 1 Implant prices rise 4.3% in 1998
Editorial: Data systems: Helps or hindrances
Shoulder Implants small but growing market, 1998 price comparisons
Top 10 shoulder hospitals
Hospitals moving toward ceiling prices
HCFA decreases joint replacement physician payments by 10%
Network News Briefs: Sulzer Medica, FDA

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October 1997 Vol 8 no 4 1997 Spinal Surgery Update
Editorials: GPOs should revisit their mission
The U.S. Spinal Implant Market
Hospital Cost and Quality Management for spine procedures
Hospital Payment for Spinal procedures
1997 Spinal Fusion Instrumentation Price Comparisons
Physician payment
One Patient's Experience with Spinal cages
Bone Grafts and Bone substitutes
Medicare pay cuts, new DRGs for orthopedics

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July 1997 Vol 8 no 3 1997 Hip & Knee Implant Review
Editorial: Let's not forget hip fractures
The U.S. Market
Publicly Traded Implant Companies
1997 Hip and Knee implant price comparisons
Payers and Payments
Hospital Resources and Implant Cost Management
Implant revisions
One Patient's Experience in Knee implants
Network News Briefs: Biomet

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April 1997 Vol 8 no 2 Fracture Hospitalizations Decrease 1.6% in 1995
Editorial: Did HCFA Invite the Right Hospitals as "Centers of Excellence"
External Fixation: 1997 Update   
Top 10 Ex-fix hospitals
1997 External Fixation Price Comparison
External Fixation: One Patient's Experience
Profile of Knee Replacements for COE hospitals
Hinsdale Hospital's Pain Management
Aspen Healthcare Metrics/Mendenhall Associates, Inc. agreement

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January 1997 Vol 8 no 1 HCFA Invites 84 Hospitals to Round 2 for "Centers of Excellence"
Editorials: "I Don't Shake Hands with Reps"
ONN Digs, Identifies 82 Invited Hospitals
Manufacturer List Prices Rise 5% for Hips, Knees
Bone Anchors: Up and Away   
1997 Bone Anchor Price comparison
HCFA Increases physician payments for revisions
Network News Briefs: VHA

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October 1996 Vol 7 no 4 1996 Spinal Surgery Update
IMS Clarifies database use
HealthEast Orthopaedic Implant Registry Wins Top Innovation Award
1996 Spinal Fusion Instrumentation Price Comparisons
1996 Hospital Survey
Shoulder Implants--An Update
  1996 Shoulder Implant Price Comparison
Bone Cement Use Rises
  1996 Bone Cement and Accessories Price Comparison
Little Change for DRG 209 Payment in FY 1997

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July 1996 Vol 7 no 3 1996 Hip & Knee Implant Review
  Market shares
  Implant costs per case
How Good are Benchmark Data?
1996 Hip and Knee implant price comparisons
Implant Ceiling Prices: Memorial Healthcare Systems' Experience
Corrections: Trauma price list dates in vol 7 no 2

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April 1996 Vol 7 no 2 Lower Limb Fractures Show Steady Increase
Editorial: The Orthopedic Arms Race
Internal Fixation Price Comparison
Hip fractures: A case study
HCFA's Global Pricing Project

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January 1996 Vol 7 no 1 Implant Prices Rise 6.0%
Editorial: Where are implant prices going?
Payment to Physicians for Total Hip Implants Increases 6.5% in 1996
A Survey of GPO Contracts
Bone Growth Stimulators

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October 1995 Vol 6 no 4 Osteonics Awarded $57.5 Million for Patent Infringement
Does Osteonics' Litigation Benefit patients?
Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes
An Update on Shoulder Implants
1995 ONN Reader Survey
1% Increase for DRG 209 Payment in Fiscal 1996
Network News Briefs: VHA, Orthofix, Kennedy Medical

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July 1995 Vol 6 no 3 1995 Hip & Knee Implant Review
The U.S. Market
Decreasing Length of Stay Means Fewer Nurses
1995 Hip and Knee implant price comparisons
Hip/Knee Medical Device Reports Level off in 1994
Network News Briefs: Johnson & Johnson Professional

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April 1995 Vol 6 no 2 TMJ Implants: Lessons for All of Us
Why TMJ?
External Fixation Shows Procedure Growth
Meeting Highlights: Polyethylene, Outcomes, Costs
Network News Briefs: VHA, Sofamor Danek, Advanced Spinal Fixation

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January 1995 Vol 6 no 1 1995 Implant Prices Show Slower Growth
Do you have a "Son of Surgeon" problem?
ONN Seminar Highlights:
  Rational Use of Resources in Total Joint Replacement (Dr. Avrum Froimson)
  Cost Quality Issues in Back Surgery (Dr. Bernard Pfeifer)
  Developing an Implant Utilization Monitoring Program (Kathleen Killeen)
  An Implant Contracting process (Jerry Ward)
  An Orthopedic Supplier's Perspective on the 1990s (Dane Miller)
  A Distributor's Perspective on Orthopedic Services in the 1990s (Mike Kennedy)
  Developing Critical Pathways (Susan Kyzer)
  Managed Care Strategies in Orthopedics for the 1990s (Kerry Hicks)
  Developing a Preventative Sports Medicine Program (Dr. David Janda)
  Applying Yoga to a Physical Therapy Practice (Chris Saudek)
  Open Question and Answer forum
A Profile of Hospital Implant usage
Medicare Physician Payment for Total Joints Shows Increase of 1.7%

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October 1994 Vol 5 no 4 Management of back pain
The Incredible shrinking industry
Spinal Implant Price Survey
1994 Hospital Survey
Creative Contracting
No Increase for DRG 209 Payment in Fiscal 1995
Network News Briefs: Pennsylvania Hospital, Healtheast
Corrections: WMT name

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July 1994 Vol 5 no 3 1993 Hip & Knee Implant Review
How much should hospitals markup devices?
1992 Hip & Knee Implant Industry review
1994 Hip and Knee implant price comparisons
Medical Device Reports Highlight Reporting Variances
VA Contract offers rare insights
Network News Briefs: Kirschner and Orthomet

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April 1994 Vol 5 no 2 An Overview of Fractures
Capitation for Suppliers?
1994 Trauma System Price Comparisons
Developing an Implant Utilization Monitoring Program
AAOS Meeting Addresses Implant Costs
Network News Briefs: Intermedics Orthopaedics, ACE Medical Company

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January 1994 Vol 5 no 1 1994 Implant Prices Increase 4%
What healthcare reform cannot do
ONN Seminar Highlights:
  A Patient Focused Critical Pathway (Dr. Kenneth Bramlett)
  Rational Use of Resources in Total Joint Replacement (Dr. Avrum Froimson)
  A System for Matching Implants to Patients (Dr. William Healy)
  Regional Variation in Hip and Knee Surgeries (Greg Dodds)
  Developing a Process for Implant Contracting (Kevin Weeks)
  A Distributor's Perspective on Implant Services in the 1990s (Mike Bailey)
  A Manufacturer's View of Contracting (Steven Hirsch)
  Developing an Implant Utilization Monitoring Program (Kathleen Killen)
  Application of Material Usage Evaluation (MUE) to Orthopedics (Marv Feldman, Steve Huebner)
Medicare Physician Payment to decrease 1%
Network News Briefs: Mayo Clinic, Excess Inventory Control, Kinamed

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October 1993 Vol 4 no 4 Regional Differences in Growth, Length of Stay
Yoga, orthopedics and Healthcare reform (Oct '93)
Clinical Pathways Reduce Costs, Improve Quality
A Closer Look at Revisions
FY 94 DRG 209 Payment to Increase 1%
Healthcare Supplier Financial Profiles
Network News Briefs: Implex, Encore, US Medical Products, Wright Medical, Kinamed, Osteonics, VHA Michigan
Corrections: Pricing, IMS name

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July 1993 Vol 4 no 3 1992 Review--Slower Procedure Growth, Less Expensive Products
Editorial--The Winds of Change
1993 Implant Price Comparisons
1993 subscriber survey
Spine procedures increase 18% in 1992

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April 1993 Vol 4 no 2 HealthEast's Orthopedic Implant Utilization Management Program
Orthopedics and New Healthcare Policies (Apr '93)
Reports of Bone Cement Reaction Rise
Shoulder implant market
Return, reprocessing policies show variation
Patient demand matching orthopedic implants

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January 1993 Vol 4 no 1 1993 Implant Prices Increase 6%
Editorial: How hospitals and manufacturers can help each other
Letter to the Editor (Steven Hirsch; Director of Sales, Howmedica
Hospitalizations for Fractures Decrease in 1991
Medicare Physician Payment for orthopedic Implants to Decrease Approximately 2% in 1993
Conference on Implants draws new perspectives:
  An Agenda for surgeons and industry (Dr. Augusto Sarmiento)
  Rational Use of Resources in Total Joint Replacement (Dr. Avrum Froimson)
  Building Physician Support for an Implant Contract (Mark Schaefer)
  Effectiveness of a hospital-based strategy to reduce prosthesis costs (Dr. Fred Kummer)
  The Manufacturers Perspective:   Developing a Multi-Hospital Implant Agreement (Remar Thornsness)
  
Outcomes Research in the surgical management of hip fracture and osteoarthritis (Dr. James Hudson)
  New Research in Outcomes for Knee Replacement (Dr. Robert Lubitz)
Correction: Paper attribution


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October 1992 Vol 3 no 4 1991 Implant procedures increase 19%
Editorial--New Careers for Implant Sales people
The Industry's View of 1991
Revision Surgery and MDRs
Is Cementing Cheaper
FY 1993 Reimbursement
Corrections (pricing/Teledyne-Allvac)


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July 1992 Vol 3 no 3 Note: the following stories are stored in a different format and will require considerably longer to load and view.
Spinal implants: The next orthopedic growth market
Editorial (untitled)
AAOS Position Statement on Implant Costs
Inventory Management at Brigham & Women's Hospital
1992 Hip implant price comparison
1992 Knee implant price comparison
How an Orthopedic Implant is made
VHA North Central to Rebid Osteonics contract


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April 1992 Vol 3 no 2
Regional variations found in Implant procedures
Editorial--Time for an Implant Registry?
ORMC Negotiates contract
AAOS Meeting highlights
Survey results
Obsolete inventory

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January 1992 Vol 3 no 1
Implant Prices Rise Average 8%
Editorial--Intersection of implant prices and hospital reimbursement
The "true cost" of an orthopedic implant
Mt. Sinai's Rational Use of Implants
Patient Demand Matching
1992 Physician payment

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October 1991 Vol 2 no 4
Orthopedic implant market of the 90's
Introductory editorial
VHA Implant Contract
Economics of hip fractures
1992 DRG reimbursement
Loaner fees

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