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FRANK L ACOSTA
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FRANK L ACOSTA

Listed Specialty: Neurological Surgery
1520 SAN PABLO ST, SUITE 3800, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90033-5310
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DR. FRANK ACOSTA,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

12

payments

$3,729

payment total

2

companies paid this doctor
2015

40

payments

$152,738

payment total

1

company paid this doctor
2014

26

payments

$3,950

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor
2013

9

payments

$980

payment total

2

companies paid this doctor

Payment Calendar in

This doctor received a payment on days in .

Each box below represents a single day during the disclosure period. A gray box indicates no payments. The darker the color, the more payments a doctor received that day.

Types of Payments in

Category Payments Payment Value
Royalty or License
2 $150K
Consulting
1 $3,200
Travel and Lodging
6 $2,674
Travel and Lodging
14 $1,955
Food and Beverage
19 $1,276
Travel and Lodging
2 $825
Food and Beverage
24 $783
Travel and Lodging
2 $280
Food and Beverage
9 $249
Food and Beverage
5 $132
Gift
1 $23

Drugs & Devices in

Totals listed below account for all payments from that mention this product. Beginning in 2016, the government began classifying products as drugs, devices, biologics or medical supplies. Below, you will see drugs (drugs and biologics) and devices (devices and medical supplies). If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

This physician does not have any payments relating to a specific drug or device for this year.

Product Name Product Type Payments
IGA

device

$3,200
NUVALINE/NUVAMAP O.R.

device

$298
MYSPINE

device

$111
XLIF

device

$97
ARCHON

device

$23
RELINE

device

$23
TLIF

device

$23
ALIF

device

$23
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$77,541
INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS

device

$75,184
CERVICOTHORACIC

device

$56
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$818
CERVICOTHORACIC

device

$267
INQU

device

$43
STALIF-C

device

$22
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$941
BIOLOGICS

device

$825
CERVICOTHORACIC

device

$825
INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS

device

$825
INQU

device

$39
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

Payment Details in

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 22, 2015 $75,000

INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS Royalty or License NUVASIVE, INC. Frank Acosta, MD, Inc.
May 22, 2015 $75,000

THORACOLUMBAR Royalty or License NUVASIVE, INC. Frank Acosta, MD, Inc.
Dec 8, 2016 $3,200

IGA Consulting NUVASIVE, INC. Frank Acosta, MD, Inc.
Feb 9, 2014 $1,195

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging SPINEART USA INC Waldorf Astoria
Feb 7, 2014 $888

No Listed Product Food and Beverage SPINEART USA INC Waldorf Astoria
Jan 22, 2014 $717

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging SPINEART USA INC DELTA
Dec 17, 2015 $517

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Nov 20, 2013 $482

BIOLOGICS CERVICOTHORACIC INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 14, 2013 $343

BIOLOGICS CERVICOTHORACIC INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Oct 1, 2015 $311

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Jan 22, 2014 $307

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Jan 22, 2014 $301

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Apr 13, 2015 $215

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 11, 2015 $198

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 10, 2015 $185

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 16, 2015 $156

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 12, 2015 $141

INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Mar 4, 2016 $140

NUVALINE/NUVAMAP O.R. Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Mar 5, 2016 $140

NUVALINE/NUVAMAP O.R. Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 10, 2015 $127

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 12, 2014 $120

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Oct 23, 2015 $106

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 11, 2015 $90

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
May 1, 2015 $70

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jun 9, 2016 $64

MYSPINE Food and Beverage MEDACTA USA
Apr 13, 2015 $60

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Aug 14, 2014 $57

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Apr 1, 2015 $56

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 6, 2015 $49

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jan 25, 2015 $48

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jul 14, 2016 $47

MYSPINE Food and Beverage MEDACTA USA
Aug 2, 2013 $46

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jun 19, 2015 $43

INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Sep 4, 2013 $39

INQU Food and Beverage ISTO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Jul 5, 2014 $38

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
May 2, 2014 $36

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 12, 2014 $35

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 12, 2014 $31

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jun 27, 2014 $29

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 16, 2014 $28

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 16, 2016 $28

XLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 12, 2014 $28

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jan 8, 2016 $27

XLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
May 2, 2014 $26

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Oct 1, 2015 $25

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 11, 2015 $25

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Apr 6, 2015 $25

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Apr 11, 2015 $24

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Sep 11, 2015 $23

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jul 1, 2016 $23

ALIF ARCHON RELINE TLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Oct 30, 2013 $23

THORACOLUMBAR Gift NUVASIVE, INC.
Jan 29, 2016 $23

XLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Sep 25, 2015 $23

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 18, 2015 $22

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 7, 2014 $22

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Aug 21, 2014 $22

STALIF-C Food and Beverage CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
Nov 13, 2015 $22

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Aug 7, 2015 $21

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Oct 30, 2013 $21

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 6, 2015 $19

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jun 26, 2015 $19

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 1, 2015 $19

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Mar 5, 2016 $18

NUVALINE/NUVAMAP O.R. Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Sep 16, 2013 $16

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Oct 23, 2015 $15

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Nov 13, 2015 $13

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Nov 5, 2014 $12

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Mar 3, 2014 $12

INQU Food and Beverage ISTO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
May 1, 2015 $11

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Aug 2, 2013 $10

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Oct 23, 2015 $10

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Oct 23, 2015 $10

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 3, 2016 $10

XLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 11, 2015 $10

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 11, 2015 $10

THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 12, 2014 $10

INQU Food and Beverage ISTO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Jan 21, 2014 $9

INQU Food and Beverage ISTO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Apr 22, 2016 $9

XLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jan 10, 2014 $9

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 6, 2015 $8

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 6, 2015 $8

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 11, 2014 $7

INQU Food and Beverage ISTO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Oct 30, 2015 $7

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Sep 12, 2014 $6

CERVICOTHORACIC Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Feb 2, 2014 $6

INQU Food and Beverage ISTO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
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