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Spine Program Models

    Spine programs are a core financial component for many hospitals, with the high volumes and revenues they generate helping to support many other specialties. Patients are beginning to shift from receiving traditionally profitable inpatient spine care to undergoing procedures in low-cost, outpatient settings or receiving conservative treatments instead of surgery.

    This shift challenges the financial viability of established spine programs. As spine programs face increasing pressure to reduce costs and prioritize conservative spine care and minimally invasive surgical techniques, organizations must recognize these trends and prepare accordingly.

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