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, along with four other spine professionals, defines the biggest challenges in spinal surgery today.
Dr. Kube’s response: There are many challenges we constantly face such as decreasing reimbursements, increasing regulations and paperwork, greater malpractice concerns etc. These issues all tend to boil down to the fundamental need for time. Time is that most precious commodity that is eroded by the added regulations and paperwork. We spend numerous hours with patient and professional advocacy issues, constantly lobbying to continue providing valuable services to our patients. We still need to spend time for maintenance of board certifications and core competency in our areas of practice. There are added benchmarks of quality control and outcomes that are followed to satisfy payor requirements. These issues all lead to less personal and family time to maintain personal health and well-being if we are to maintain our current standards of living and level of service to our patients.
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