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RICK C SASSO
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RICK C SASSO

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
13225 N MERIDIAN ST, CARMEL, IN, 46032-5480
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RICK SASSO,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

20

payments

$453,003

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor
2015

27

payments

$252,357

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor
2014

19

payments

$289,774

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor
2013

5

payments

$75,000

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
11 $449K
Royalty or License
11 $286K
Royalty or License
11 $248K
Royalty or License
3 $74,973
Education
11 $3,668
Education
6 $3,482
Promotional Speaking/Other
1 $2,813
Education
3 $709
Food and Beverage
4 $392
Food and Beverage
3 $285
Consulting
1 $107
Food and Beverage
4 $61
Food and Beverage
2 $27

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
BRYAN

device

$281K
VENTURE

device

$162K
VERTEX

device

$6,172
TIMBERLINE

device

$2,078
TRABECULAR METAL (TM) ANKLE

device

$775
PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

device

$629
ES2

device

$142
GRALISE

drug

$108
MESA

device

$35
TSRH

device

$13
† 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
CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES

device

$248K
TRAUMA

device

$2,143
KNEES

device

$2,125
SPINE

device

$1,622
EXTREMITIES

device

$1,608
HIPS

device

$1,500
FOOT AND ANKLE

device

$900
THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES

device

$199
INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS

device

$132
† 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
CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES

device

$288K
THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES

device

$626
SPORTS MEDICINE

device

$376
KNEES

device

$250
EXTREMITIES

device

$83
SPINE

device

$42
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$18
† 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 THERAPIES

device

$70,893
CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES

device

$4,080
SPINAL IMPLANTS

device

$27
† 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
Feb 17, 2016 $274,619

BRYAN Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Feb 6, 2014 $76,169

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Oct 31, 2013 $70,713

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 6, 2014 $70,509

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Aug 11, 2015 $69,728

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Aug 14, 2014 $63,678

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Nov 17, 2014 $61,104

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Feb 13, 2015 $58,727

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 13, 2015 $56,613

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Nov 11, 2015 $49,778

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Feb 15, 2016 $44,536

VENTURE Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
May 11, 2016 $42,658

VENTURE Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Nov 10, 2016 $38,266

VENTURE Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Aug 10, 2016 $36,919

VENTURE Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Aug 11, 2015 $4,584

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Feb 6, 2014 $4,210

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Oct 31, 2013 $4,080

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Aug 14, 2014 $3,669

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 11, 2016 $3,638

BRYAN Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
May 6, 2014 $3,603

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 14, 2015 $3,211

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Nov 10, 2016 $2,845

VERTEX Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Mar 3, 2014 $2,813

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Promotional Speaking/Other MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Feb 13, 2015 $2,632

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Nov 17, 2014 $2,624

CERVICAL AND TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Feb 15, 2016 $2,415

BRYAN Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Aug 10, 2016 $2,069

VERTEX Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Nov 10, 2015 $2,034

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 11, 2016 $1,258

VERTEX Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Jun 25, 2015 $900

FOOT AND ANKLE Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Sep 27, 2016 $776

TIMBERLINE Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. INDIANA SPINE GROUP PC
Dec 13, 2016 $775

TRABECULAR METAL (TM) ANKLE Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. INDIANA SPINE GROUP PC
Jun 4, 2015 $683

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Jun 25, 2015 $643

TRAUMA Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Jun 14, 2016 $629

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. INDIANA SPINE GROUP, PC
Oct 25, 2016 $513

TIMBERLINE Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. INDIANA SPINE GROUP PC
Aug 15, 2014 $430

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Sep 27, 2016 $396

TIMBERLINE Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. INDIANA SPINE GROUP PC
Sep 6, 2016 $393

TIMBERLINE Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. INDIANA SPINE GROUP PC
Aug 27, 2014 $376

SPORTS MEDICINE Education BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC
Mar 10, 2015 $313

EXTREMITIES HIPS KNEES SPINE TRAUMA Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Mar 2, 2015 $304

KNEES Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Mar 10, 2015 $250

EXTREMITIES HIPS KNEES SPINE TRAUMA Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Jun 25, 2015 $250

EXTREMITIES HIPS KNEES SPINE TRAUMA Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Mar 10, 2015 $250

EXTREMITIES HIPS KNEES SPINE TRAUMA Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Mar 31, 2015 $250

EXTREMITIES HIPS KNEES SPINE TRAUMA Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Jan 23, 2014 $250

KNEES Education BIOMET ORTHOPEDICS, LLC
May 8, 2015 $214

KNEES Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Mar 10, 2015 $188

EXTREMITIES HIPS KNEES SPINE TRAUMA Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Oct 31, 2013 $180

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Feb 6, 2014 $166

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 21, 2016 $142

ES2 Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 29, 2015 $132

INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 4, 2015 $129

No Listed Product Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
May 14, 2015 $124

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
May 17, 2015 $122

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Aug 4, 2016 $108

GRALISE Food and Beverage DEPOMED, INC.
Sep 11, 2015 $107

EXTREMITIES Consulting ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Aug 5, 2015 $107

KNEES Education ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Nov 3, 2014 $83

EXTREMITIES Education BIOMET ORTHOPEDICS, LLC
Feb 13, 2015 $75

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Jul 13, 2016 $35

MESA Food and Beverage

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K2M, INC.
Nov 17, 2014 $30

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Aug 8, 2014 $25

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 5, 2013 $20

SPINAL IMPLANTS Food and Beverage LDR SPINE USA, INC
Oct 22, 2014 $18

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage

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RELATED TO PRODUCT TRAINING ACTIVITY

DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Aug 10, 2016 $13

TSRH Royalty or License MEDTRONIC USA, INC.
Aug 5, 2015 $11

CERVICAL /TRAUMA THERAPIES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC.
Dec 5, 2014 $11

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 14, 2013 $7

SPINAL IMPLANTS Food and Beverage LDR SPINE USA, INC
Apr 9, 2014 $7

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
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