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The Medical Center at Loma Linda University Reduces Orthopedic Procedure Costs by Instituting a Rep-less Sales Model BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 28, 2016

As a broader effort to cut medical-device costs and improve clinical quality through greater standardization of devices used in surgical procedures, a small number of hospitals around the country are collaborating with manufacturers to train their own employees to provide... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Dec-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 9, 2010

SBi sells shoulder assets . . . Ortho Kinematics raises $2M . . . FDA clears VITA's Vitoss Bioactive Foam-2X . . . Life Spine announces first cases with the OCTAVE Posterior Fusion System . . . WMGI initiates limited rollout of the PRO-TOE VO Hammertoe Fixation System . . . BMTI begins enrollment on Augment Rotator Cuff pilot study . . . Audax Medical licenses biomaterial from Brown University . . . NeoStem entity to bring orthopedic stem cell treatments to Shijiazhuang, China . . . EXAC resolves DOJ investigation more

Sen. Grassley Questions the Value of GPOs BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 6, 2010

On the heels of a GAO report highlighting changes GPOs have made to their codes of conduct since 2002, Sen. Chuck Grassley's staff has voiced questions on the cost savings GPOs offer the healthcare system. GPOs purport to lower costs for member hospitals by negotiating prices with manufacturers, but they charge fees to participating vendors and have also been accused of reducing competition and stifling innovation with single-source contracts. more

Are GPOs Driving Up Healthcare Costs? BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 21, 2010

The controversy over GPOs has been somewhat quiet over the past few years, but now the purchasing organizations are back in the news as a Washington Monthly story takes on the groups' power to limit market access for small companies and stifle innovation. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-June-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 19, 2008

Funding Exactech received a $40.0 million syndicated line of credit which will be used to fund future acquisitions and refinance debt, among other expenses. SunTrust Bank served as lead agent with participation by Compass Bank. M&A clickNsettle announced plans... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Nov-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 8, 2007

Earnings Anika reported 3Q:07 product revenues of $7.28 million, up from $5.49 million in 3Q:06. The company attributed the sales growth to strong domestic and international sales of ORTHOVISC®. Net income for 3Q:07 was $1.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 28-June-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 28, 2007

Regulatory Life Spine announced 510(k) clearance for its static anterior cervical plating system Neo®-SL. The system features an integrated lock that allows bone screws to be securely fixated without any additional locking components. The FDA approved new labeling for Genzyme's... more

MDMA Celebrates 15 Years: Past Achievements and Looking Ahead BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 21, 2007

Last week's Medical Device Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. gave us an opportunity to applaud the passion and dedication that defined MDMA's past accomplishments and will carry future negotiations on regulatory, reimbusement and marketplace issues for smaller device... more

MDMA Looks Ahead: MDUFMA, Reimbursement, Gainsharing and More BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 22, 2007

This afternoon MDMA held its monthly call, outlining policy changed that are on the horizon for 2007. We've outlined some of their comments below: MDUFMA Negotations for MDUFMA II have been ongoing since February of 2006. The FDA has recently... more

GPO Controversy Surrounds Premier's Baldrige Award BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 5, 2006

Each year, three Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards are given to companies that excel in "leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; human resource focus; process management; and results." The GPO Premier, Inc. was one... more

The GPO debate: Retractable Technologies' Viewpoint BY ARIELLA P. GOLOMB, MD, SEPTEMBER 20, 2006

HealthpointCapital has recently published a research report on Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs). In order to highlight the charged nature of the GPO debate, we have invited a guest blogger, Thomas J. Shaw, CEO of Retractable Technologies, to share his point... more

The Customer's Perspective, An Inside Look at NY Presbyterian's Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Department BY ARIELLA P. GOLOMB, MD, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006

HealthpointCapital's Interview with Jack Fleischer While conducting informational interviews for our latest research report on GPOs, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak with Jack Fleischer, VP of Strategic Sourcing at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital... more

Group Purchasing Organizations and Market Reform: What's Ahead for Device Companies? BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here.     Fact: GPO-negotiated contacts drive more than $100 billion in device purchases by hospitals.     News Item: The DOJ, the Connecticut Attorney General, three U.S. Senators, and the... more

Free Sample Chapter from our GPO report - Group Purchasing Organization Market Dynamics BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. This is a sample chapter from our research report on Group Purchasing Organizations. Find out more about the report here, and purchase and download it for... more

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