Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

How Repealing the Medical Device Tax Can Lessen the Pain

Scott Whitaker President and CEO of AdvaMed (the Advanced Medical Technology Association) Nearly 50 million adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain, according to a 2015 study by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative … Continue reading

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Global Pain Initiative: Changing the Way People with Pain are Treated

Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS Department of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University New York, NY Pain management in American is currently undergoing a renovation. In the early 2000s, it became apparent that undertreated chronic pain was a huge health care problem. … Continue reading

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A History of #HealthReform

Kurt A. Yaeger, MD (left) Neurosurgical Resident, Mt. Sinai Hospital New York, NY Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAHA (right) Vice-Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee Geisinger Health System Wilkes Barre, PA In March and April, Neurosurgery Blog … Continue reading

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