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Articles written by Rob Meyer

Smith & Nephew’s eCAP Shows 97% Decrease in Readmission Rates

by Rob Meyer | Feb 2018

The initiative is designed to mitigate risk associated with readmissions in value-based healthcare reimbursement models. ... Read more »

FDA Issues Direct Final Rule to Alter Outdated Requirements on Biologics Inspections

by Rob Meyer | Feb 2018

The rule amends that inspections will be risk-based, not biennial. ... Read more »

Augmedics Bringing X-Ray Vision to Surgery with X-VISION Visualization System

by Rob Meyer | Jan 2018

With its first application in minimally invasive spine procedures, X-VISION technology is designed to save time during surgery, reduce radiation exposure and reduce the number of repeat operations and hospitalizations. ... Read more »

FDA Releases Priorities for 2018

by Rob Meyer | Jan 2018

Among the Agency’s 2018 priorities is an alternative, fast-track 510(k) pathway for certain devices. ... Read more »

CMS Finalizes Joint Bundled Payment, Outpatient Payment Changes

by Rob Meyer | Dec 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made changes to the bundled payment model for Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement, and finalized cancellation of the mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment models. ... Read more »

Sanford Health Stem Cell Therapy Trial First in U.S. for Shoulder Injuries

by Rob Meyer | Dec 2017

The hospital system is attempting fat-based stem cell treatments on orthopaedic patients, using the cells to heal small/partial thickness rotator cuff tears. It's the first trial in the U.S. to gain FDA approval for the use of adipose stems cells to treat the injury. ... Read more »

UDI Direct Marking Guidance Finalized by FDA

by Rob Meyer | Nov 2017

FDA did not offer device companies new direction on methods to direct mark, as it would be difficult to account for the wide variety of existing devices, use conditions and reprocessing methods. ... Read more »

Smith & Nephew Adds to Sports Medicine Portfolio with Rotation Medical Acquisition

by Rob Meyer | Nov 2017

Rotation Medical’s collagen-based bioinductive implant for rotator cuff repair boosts Smith & Nephew’s arthroscopy/soft tissue portfolio and focus on regenerative medicine. ... Read more »

AAOS to Launch Orthopaedic Registries, Integrate With AJRR

by Rob Meyer | Nov 2017

As data plays an increasingly important role in orthopaedics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced plans to create registries for a broad range of conditions and procedures. ... Read more »