Category Archives: Health

Cross Post – Anniversary of Konrad Reuland Tragedy Reminds Us of the Toll of Brain Aneurysms

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. Today’s post originally appeared in The Conversation on Nov. 21, 2017. … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Regulatory Burden: Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

Ann R. Stroink, MD, CPE, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Washington Committee System Medical Director, Neurosciences Quality and Educational Program Development Senior Neurosurgeon CINHS Central Illinois Neuro Health Science Bloomington, IL   Ordering X-rays or other diagnostic imaging used to be purposeful and easy. Physicians, … Continue reading

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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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