Category Archives: Cross Post

Cost Post – Impact of Insurance Precertification on Neurosurgery Practice and Health Care Delivery

Pre-authorization, prior authorization or precertification is a tool insurance companies use to limit the amount of services they provide for their customers. In essence, it’s a simple way to reduce costs by delaying or not approving planned, non-emergency (elective) surgery … Continue reading

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DoD/VA Lead the Way in the Opioid Crisis

Christopher Spevak, MD, MPH, JD (left) Chair of the DoD/VA Opioid Clinical Practice Guideline Medical officer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he directs the National Capital Region Opioid Safety Program Bethesda, MD Randy Bell, MD, FAANS, MC, … Continue reading

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Cross Post – CDC Launches Rx Awareness Campaign

From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places when we believe they hit the mark on an issue. Since we are smack dab in the middle of our focus-month … Continue reading

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