Rethinking Spine Care

Health Systems Moving Beyond Surgery in Serving Back Pain Patients

March 22, 2014

Sean Tunis was quoted in this Modern Healthcare article exploring how the rapid growth of spinal surgery is prompting payers, policy experts and some surgeon groups to call for a reappraisal of spine care in the United States.

Sean is quoted in reference to the attention paid by major payers to spinal fusion, in terms of "the rate of increased utilization, aggregate spending and the likelihood of continued increases based on demographics.”  View the full article here (may require registration).