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 his concerns about the future of spine surgery.
Dr. Kube’s response: More than any real specific issue, it is just the absolute uncertainty of things that is most difficult to address. With the constant change in regulations, e.g. passing Obamacare, then the Supreme Court decision and now the discussions regarding repeal; it is hard to plan for one’s business. Making any financial investment into a medical practice is increasingly difficult when any given day could see legislation that completely changes the rules. It either delays new and valuable services being provided to patients or it creates the stress of financial uncertainty upon the medical practice that implements the new service.
To read the article in its entirety, click here: http://www.beckersasc.com/orthopedic-spine-driven-ascs/7-spine-surgeons-on-big-concerns-keeping-them-up-at-night.html