Becker’s Spine Review is a publication for orthopedic and spine surgeons and surgery center administrators. Each week, Becker’s releases additions to their Ask Spine Surgeons series, and this month, five spine surgeons were asked to weigh in on the opportunities outpatient procedures affords providers.
Check out Dr. Richard Kube’s answer, below!
Question: What are the biggest opportunities for spine surgeons in the outpatient arena?
Richard Kube, MD. Founder and CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute
“I believe there is great opportunity in the bundled payment arena. This holds true especially for cash type models. There are increasing deductibles, and also cash type payers and self-insured businesses that look to cut the cost on large ticket items such as spine surgery. Having the ability to control coast and outcomes without the burdensome bureaucracy of the large hospital systems make small centers highly competitive and able to deliver value. As healthcare costs continue to rise, more patients are seeking value for their dollars and we are seeing inquiries with greater frequency all the time.”