Spine care delivery is an ever-changing industry with many new trends and treatments being introduced every year. As the industry changes, the insight of doctors and surgeons can give us an inside view of how different delivery can look in the coming years. Continue reading below to see what our very own Doctor Richard Kube had to say about these changes.
Question: How do you see spine care delivery changing in the next five years?
Richard Kube, MD. Prairie Spine (Peoria, Ill.): With the rising costs of healthcare in general, healthcare consumers will be searching for options that provide value. Many procedures, including those required for spine ailments, can be done safely in an ambulatory setting. The streamlined and efficient nature of ASCs makes them well equipped to provide high value for the services rendered. I believe these market forces will continue to incentivize more care to be provided in the ambulatory setting, including spine surgery.