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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.
Tag Archives: chronic pain
Guest Post from Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FACS, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee Mount Kismo Medical Group Columbia University Medical Center Mt Kisco, New York Having a career as a neurosurgeon is incredibly rewarding. Perhaps even more … Continue reading
Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS Department of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University New York, NY Ever since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, there has been increased attention paid to the use of opioids to treat chronic pain … Continue reading
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