Tag Archives: patient care

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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Physician Regulatory Relief: Breaking the Red Tape to Improve Patient Care

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 We the people of the USA deserve better from our health care … Continue reading

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Misleading the Public: Analyzing Online Rating of Surgeons

Guest post from Linda W. Xu, MD Neurosurgical Resident, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics Palo Alto, CA Online ratings fill the Internet, and it is almost impossible to avoid them. So it is no surprise that for patients facing the … Continue reading

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