Dr. Kube was featured in Becker’s Spine Review in a feature titled, “Ask Spine Surgeons.” It is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. Dr. Kube describes biggest opportunity for growth in the spine field.
Dr. Kube’s response: I would say the best opportunity is in creating an integrated care model for spine and pain. As carriers begin adopting ACO models, having all services under one roof will help negotiating power given you can control all cost variables. Also, it is a model that is attractive to patients and referring providers. When that type of model can be coupled with cutting edge technologies such as minimally invasive procedures or stem cells, there is potential for significant growth.