From surgical benefits to payer challenges and implementation protocols, OrthoManhattan’s Dr. Jonathan Stieber spoke to Beckers ASC Review about the key considerations for adding a new spine procedure.

Question: What are your key considerations when adding a new spine procedure at your practice?

Jonathan Stieber, MD. NYU Langone Health (New York City): Considerations:

1. Is there sufficient experience with the procedure to anticipate, at a minimum, equivalent safety and efficacy in comparison to my current standard of treatment?

2. Does the technology and technique associated with the procedure hold the realistic promise of improved outcomes for my patients?

3. Will the payer approval and reimbursement landscape permit the new procedure to be a viable option for timely treatment of insured patients?

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