Spine Centers of Excellence

The SpineMark Centers of Excellence (“COE”) business model translates to an innovative service organization which designs and implements integrated systems for the operative and non-operative treatment of spinal disorders by:

  • Developing and operating spine care centers
  • Managing clinical research trials
  • Providing medical education in the field of spine

Benefits to Hospital Customers

From SpineMark’s implementation of an integrated delivery system for the treatment of spinal disorders, customer hospitals realize:

  • Increased market share
  • Increased profitability
  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Lower cost of care including equipment
  • Increase in stature within community and region
  • Increase in intrinsic business value
  • Branding as regional destination center for clinical trials research SpineMark’s model aligns physicians, hospitals, payors/employers, and medical device manufacturers into a synergistic network.

Benefits to Patients

A multi-disciplinary delivery system made available through a Spine Center offers an innovative, cost- effective and comprehensive approach for the treatment of spine conditions. Utilizing a disease-based model provides for global management of the disease or injury; spanning from diagnosis to return to function. A multi-disciplinary system also provides coordination and interaction of operative and non-operative modalities. In addition, it can also offer the following:

  • An organized, coordinated approach to diagnosis and treatment
  • Operative and non-operative treatment modalities under one delivery system
  • Specialty-focused, outcomes driven care with well-defined critical pathways
  • Decreased utilization of medical services and medications
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Reduced cost of care and disability
  • Quicker return to work
  • Decreased length of treatment

Benefits to Third-Party Claims Administrators

  • Streamlined claims administration and reduction of related paperwork
  • Centralized intake for referrals, verification of benefits, scheduling, distribution of reports and patient follow-up
  • Coordination of all primary, secondary and ancillary treatment services
  • Postgraduate training and education relative to advancements in care, technology, patient selection criteria and post-treatment results
  • Reduced administration of claims
  • Predictable costs and risk sharing through comprehensive disease-based global fee schedules