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BENJAMIN MUELLER
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BENJAMIN MUELLER

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
8290 UNIVERSITY AVE NE, SUITE 200, FRIDLEY, MN, 55432-1847
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DR. BENJAMIN MUELLER,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

27

payments

$10,181

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor
2015

14

payments

$7,341

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor
2014

7

payments

$6,460

payment total

2

companies paid this doctor
2013

3

payments

$541

payment total

3

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
Consulting
3 $7,250
Consulting
4 $6,850
Consulting
2 $6,000
Travel and Lodging
6 $2,285
Food and Beverage
15 $552
Consulting
1 $500
Food and Beverage
5 $460
Food and Beverage
8 $253
Travel and Lodging
2 $238
Grant
1 $94
Food and Beverage
2 $41

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
CREO

device

$367
COALITION

device

$365
MARS 3VL RETRACTOR

device

$188
RISE-L

device

$95
INFUSE

device

$94
CREO 4.75

device

$44
ROI A

device

$39
SPINE

device

$16
LIFENET VIVIGEN

device

$15
AVENUE L

device

$13
SHIELD

device

$12
† 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
OTHER

device

$3,906
VANE PEDICLE SCREW

device

$3,000
ARSENAL DEFORMITY

device

$250
ARSENAL

device

$97
SPINE

device

$65
RECON-SKIN AND WOUND

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
ARSENAL

device

$3,000
OTHER

device

$3,000
ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES - NIM, NAV, POWER

device

$188
INTERVENTIONAL THERAPIES

device

$147
CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES

device

$125
† 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
OTHER - INTERBODY

device

$500
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$15
† 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
Nov 16, 2016 $5,750

No Listed Product Consulting NEXXT SPINE LLC
Sep 12, 2014 $3,000

ARSENAL Consulting ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
Jul 24, 2015 $3,000

OTHER Consulting ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
Apr 27, 2015 $3,000

VANE PEDICLE SCREW Consulting FIRST GOLD CORP
Oct 24, 2014 $3,000

OTHER Consulting ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
May 23, 2016 $1,125

No Listed Product Consulting NEXXT SPINE LLC
Nov 15, 2016 $1,073

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging NEXXT SPINE LLC
Dec 18, 2015 $600

OTHER Consulting ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
Aug 2, 2013 $500

OTHER - INTERBODY Consulting ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
Aug 31, 2016 $375

No Listed Product Consulting NEXXT SPINE LLC
Oct 14, 2016 $365

COALITION Travel and Lodging GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Jun 28, 2016 $343

CREO Travel and Lodging GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Dec 15, 2016 $315

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging NEXXT SPINE LLC
May 29, 2015 $250

ARSENAL DEFORMITY Consulting ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
May 8, 2015 $220

OTHER Travel and Lodging ALPHATEC SPINE, INC LA COSTA LIMOUSINE
Oct 14, 2016 $173

MARS 3VL RETRACTOR Travel and Lodging GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Dec 4, 2014 $147

INTERVENTIONAL THERAPIES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Dec 2, 2014 $125

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Dec 3, 2014 $117

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES - NIM, NAV, POWER Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Oct 25, 2016 $115

No Listed Product Food and Beverage NEXXT SPINE LLC
Sep 30, 2015 $97

ARSENAL Food and Beverage ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
Sep 2, 2016 $94

INFUSE Grant MEDTRONIC USA, INC. Regions Hospital
Jun 16, 2016 $75

No Listed Product Food and Beverage NEXXT SPINE LLC
Aug 23, 2016 $68

RISE-L Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Aug 13, 2014 $53

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES - NIM, NAV, POWER Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Dec 7, 2015 $45

OTHER Food and Beverage ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
Jun 2, 2016 $44

CREO 4.75 Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Dec 15, 2016 $42

No Listed Product Food and Beverage NEXXT SPINE LLC
Oct 22, 2016 $37

No Listed Product Food and Beverage NEXXT SPINE LLC
May 31, 2016 $27

RISE-L Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Nov 15, 2016 $27

No Listed Product Food and Beverage NEXXT SPINE LLC
Aug 14, 2013 $27

No Listed Product Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 10, 2016 $25

ROI A Food and Beverage ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Jul 22, 2016 $24

CREO Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
May 9, 2015 $23

RECON-SKIN AND WOUND Food and Beverage INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Mar 17, 2015 $22

OTHER Food and Beverage ALPHATEC SPINE, INC
Dec 8, 2015 $22

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
May 29, 2015 $19

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Dec 2, 2014 $19

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES - NIM, NAV, POWER Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 8, 2015 $18

OTHER Travel and Lodging ALPHATEC SPINE, INC LA COSTA LIMOUSINE
May 6, 2016 $16

SPINE Travel and Lodging GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Apr 26, 2016 $15

LIFENET VIVIGEN Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Oct 14, 2016 $15

MARS 3VL RETRACTOR Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Nov 14, 2013 $15

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Jun 7, 2016 $14

ROI A Food and Beverage ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Feb 3, 2016 $13

AVENUE L Food and Beverage ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Sep 21, 2015 $13

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Jul 21, 2016 $12

SHIELD Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Jan 20, 2015 $12

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
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