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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: SGR
The AANS and CNS applaud the efforts of leaders in the House of Representatives to pass legislation to repeal and replace Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula before the 21 percent pay cut goes into effect on April … Continue reading
Today, Morning Consult published a Guest Opinion piece featuring our own John A. Wilson, MD, a neurosurgeon from Winston-Salem, NC and chairman of the AANS/CNS Washington Committee. The article, “Stop the Madness, #FixSGR Once and For All!,” addresses the need for … Continue reading
Last year, Congress made significant progress toward a permanent repeal of Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment system. Unless Congress acts, physicians face a 21 percent Medicare pay cut on April 1, 2015. The AANS and CNS, together with rest … Continue reading