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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: Congressional Budget Office
Guest post from Stuart L. Weinstein, MD Spokesperson, Health Coalition on Liability and Access Past President, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor of Pediatrics Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Iowa … Continue reading
Guest post from Harold D. Miller President and CEO, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform Pittsburgh, PA A bipartisan, bicameral bill was announced earlier this month as the result of a joint effort by the U.S. House Energy and … Continue reading
Year after year, because of Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, physicians face significant cuts in Medicare reimbursement. And time and time again, Congress intervenes with a short term “fix” to prevent these steep cuts. With luck (and a … Continue reading