Deuk Spine Institute's Guaranteed Spinal Surgery Outcomes

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6/16/2015Deuk Spine Institute’sGuaranteed Spinal SurgeryOutcomesAra Deukmedjian MDDeuk Spine InstituteSurgery Center of VieraJune 12 2015Deuk Spine Institute Multispecialty Spine surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, IPM, physiatry, primary care, therapy Diagnostic Imaging: open MRI, X-ray, EMG-NCS, Discography Orthopedic Urgent Care ASC Over 100,000 patient visits last 5 years State of the Art - spine careDeuk Spine Institute Founded 2004 Florida’s Space Coast (city of Melbourne) Mission: Curing chronic back & neck pain with the safest, mosteffective treatments in the world. International Medical Destination for Spine Surgery Over 2,500 procedures per year Deuk Laser Disc Repair 95% cure back or neck pain, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, bulging discs1

6/16/2015Deuk Laser Disc Repair Full endoscopic spinal disc repair Replaces the following surgeries: Laminectomy, discectomy Spinal fusion or artificial disc New laser assisted disc repair surgery Peer reviewed & published: Surgical Neurology International FDA approved 95% elimination pain and radiculopathy Exclusively offered at Deuk Spine InstituteDeuk Laser Disc RepairNO FUSION!!7 mm2

6/16/2015Laser Back Surgery smallest incision & fastest recovery3

6/16/2015Cervical Disc Herniation Disc Herniation & Bulges Neck & Arm Pain Numbness & Paresthesias HeadachesPeer Reviewed & AcceptedDeuk Laser Disc Repair FDA approved Peer Reviewed Publications No Hospitalization No complications to Date Performed for last 6 years Outpatient No fusion or implants 95% elimination of PAIN4

6/16/2015Deuk Laser Disc Repair It’s the NewAlternative to SpinalFusionLower CostFastest Recovery{ less pain & suffering}Patient is back to life and workin 1 to 3 days!Deuk Laser Disc Repair 5

6/16/2015Deuk Laser Disc Repair Pre-operative SymptomsComplicationsNO FUSION!!7 mm6

6/16/2015Deuk Laser Disc Repair 66 consecutive patients Symptomatic HNPs or Bulging discs 1 or 2 levels Results: 95% resolution of pain and radicular Sx50% had 100% resolution of SxNo complicationsNo conversion to ACDFNo hospitalizationsSurgery Center of Viera Spine, Orthopedics, Pain Management 12,000 sf ASC Operating Rooms (3 OR and 2 procedure rooms) Discharge by midnight AAAHC Accredited & Medicare Certified 28 spinal fusions year 1 (June 2014- June 2015)No complications, no transfers, no reportable incidentsAvg operative time 2.7 hrsAvg. PACU time 3.7 hrsTotal Facility time 8.4 hrs (from sign in to discharge)7

6/16/2015The Healthcare Network SurgeonAnesthesiologySurgery CenterNursingUrgent Care CenterLocal Hospital (complication management)Pharmacy/Home medicationsDiagnostic ImagingTherapyPrimary CarePain Management (IPM)Procedures Covered by Warranty Spinal Fusions --- 90% elimination pain Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion Lumbar Fusion/Arthrodesis Lumbar Instrumentation Deuk Laser Disc Repair --- 95% Cervical & Lumbar disc repair Laser spine surgeryWhat do we Guarantee?1. Patient will be pain free after fusion or DLDR.Surgery performed will eliminate back pain.orSurgery performed will eliminate neck pain.2. Any residual back or neck pain will be treated at no additional costto patient or insurer.8

6/16/2015What do we Guarantee?3. If complications occur they will be treated at no additional cost topatient or third party payor.Essentially, if the spinal surgery performed (fusion or DLDR) does noteliminate the patient’s pain, Deuk Spine Institute will provide alladditional treatment at no cost to patient or third party payor for theterm of the warranty.Services Included in Warranty1. Post-operative Pain Management Medication for pain, muscle spasms, patches, creams, injections etc Interventional pain Management Procedures ESI, Facet injection, Rhizotomy, sacroiliac joint injection, piriformis muscle injection Spinal cord stimulator trial and permanent implant with paddle leads2. Nursing Home nursing if needed3. Therapy Physical therapy, chiropractic, medical massage, occupational therapy Rehab facilityServices Included in Warranty4. Diagnostic Imaging Open MRI, CT scan, X-rays, EMG-NCS, discography5. Office visits (unlimited)6. Additional Surgery Adjacent segment disease, hardware failure, infection, failed fusion, etc7. Hospitalization Serious post-operative complications, pneumonia, CAD, etc8. DME TLSO, back or neck braces, bone growth stimulator9

6/16/2015Term of Warranty 1 year increments 1year up to lifetime Term of warranty must be specified by payor prior to the coveredspinal surgery Workers comp- lifetime (?), “own the injury”Cost of Warranty Standard: Included in cost of surgery First 1-3 years (patient/surgery specific) Additional years at roughly 10% of total surgical cost per year of additionalcoverage Bundling of surgeon, anesthesia, facility and DME charges10

6/16/2015Parties to Warranty 3 parties participate in warranty:1. Patient undergoing spine surgery2. Payor (insurer or TPA or WC carrier)3. Providers ( Deuk Spine Institute & ASC) Three party contract – enforceable agreement Guarantying patient satisfaction with pain relief is the objective.Patient’s Perspective Patients want of back pain after surgeryNo complicationsNo additional cost to them (no financial risk of ongoing care if surgery fails)Immediate access to high quality care Same day appointments and diagnostic imaging Immediate treatment (therapy, injections, medication, nursing, etc) Not have to wait for insurance authorization/approval5. No ongoing treatment (pain needs to be fixed, not managed)6. Minimal time off work/ intrusion into personal life from treatmentSpine Institute Goals1. Fix patients back or neck pain with one surgical treatment. guaranteed!2. Reduce administrative costs Insurance authorizations, peer to peer, appeals, denials of payment Billing & Collection efforts Legal fees3. Eliminate barriers to treatment (insurance auth process or denials)4. Avoid unnecessary/ineffective treatment5. Getting paid quickly and correctly for surgical services rendered11

6/16/2015Workers Comp Insurer “owns” the spinal injury. Insurer must pay for all care related to injured spine indefinitely! Many spine injuries require years of treatment, surgery and thenadditional treatment. Cost to insurer is 100,000 to 500,000 per claim with no cap onpotential “loss” to insurer. Warranty caps insurers liability by transferring financial risk aftersurgery to Spine Institute. The Institute assumes all risk for futuretreatment of spine after surgery. Institute motivated to fix spineproblem. This is in patient and insurers best interest.Warranty Summary Covers Spinal Fusion and DLDR surgeries performed at Surgery Center ofViera. First year included in price of surgery. Guarantees patient will be pain free for term of warranty or all additionaltreatment is provided at no cost to patient or insurer. Includes injections, therapy, DME, additional spinal surgery, medication, DI, etc Post-operative complication treatment is covered by warranty. Patients receive all warranty care in Deuk Spine Institute Network of providers. Eliminates need for authorizations, denials, appeals. Treatment can be provided immediately with no delay due to insurer.Thank YouAra Deukmedjian MDDeukmedjian@gmail.com12

Deuk Spine Institute's Guaranteed Spinal Surgery Outcomes Ara Deukmedjian MD Deuk Spine Institute Surgery Center of Viera June 12 2015 Deuk Spine Institute . Exclusively offered at Deuk Spine Institute Deuk Laser Disc Repair NO FUSION!! 7mm. 6/16/2015 3 Laser Back Surgery - smallest incision & fastest recovery. 6/16/2015 4

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