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From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Today’s post originally appeared in on May 21. In the op-ed, neurosurgeons Richard Menger, MD, MPA and Anthony M. DiGiorgio, DO, MHA voice their support of Louisiana , a bill in the Louisiana State Legislature that would allow only spine surgeons to perform spine surgery.

Non-surgeons have begun performing spine surgery at such a rate that it became necessary for the leading spine organizations — including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves — to adopt a on the issue. As pointed out by Drs. Menger and DiGiorgio, it is a fairly straightforward premise that a physician should be a spine surgeon to perform and bill for spine surgery.

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