The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has introduced a new toolkit called "Disease Management: Obesity in Adults" to encourage doctors to discuss weight management options with their obese patients.
Eligible health care professionals may now register for the group practice reporting option of the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System program, the CMS announced. Registration runs through Sept. 30.
Spine Wave has been cleared by the FDA to market an intervertebral body fusion system that uses PEEK spacer technology combined with bone graft chambers. The StaXx IB System will be showcased at a meeting of neurosurgeons in New Orleans.
Symmetry Medical has announced the launch of its Bookwalter Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet, which allows for retraction in any position and supports multiple configurations. The surgical device was unveiled at a recent perioperative nurses conference in San Diego.