Tag Archives: RegRelief

Unnecessary Regulatory Burden: Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

Ann R. Stroink, MD, CPE, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Washington Committee System Medical Director, Neurosciences Quality and Educational Program Development Senior Neurosurgeon CINHS Central Illinois Neuro Health Science Bloomington, IL   Ordering X-rays or other diagnostic imaging used to be purposeful and easy. Physicians, … Continue reading

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King Arthur or Don Quixote: What Kind of Knight are EHR Systems?

Guest Post from Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FACS, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee Vice Chair, Neurosurgery Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, OH Electronic Health Records (EHRs) danced into the medical arena like a knight in shining armor.  Promised … Continue reading

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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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