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- Healthcare is a central to our daily lives and policymakers in Washington, DC have an enormous influence and control over this vital aspect of society. Yet despite this, most people cannot see what goes on behind the scenes of health policy circles in our Nation’s capital. The mission of Neurosurgery Blog is to investigate and report on how healthcare policy affects patients, physicians and medical practice and to illustrate that the art and science of neurosurgery encompasses much more than brain surgery.
Category Archives: Drugs and Devices
On February 14, 2017 the AANS and CNS released their 2017 legislative and regulatory agenda, which includes action items such as improving the health care delivery system, abolishing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), expanding support for graduate medical education, … Continue reading
Benjamin M. Zussman, MD Neurosurgery Resident, UPMC Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, State and Regional Advocacy Committee As a junior neurosurgery resident, I have already cared for too many patients whose lives have been destroyed by drug abuse. Consider the … Continue reading