As we come to the end of a decade and head into 2020, it is fitting to reflect on the progress that the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) have made in advancing organized neurosurgery’s legislative and regulatory agenda to ensure that neurosurgical patients have timely access to quality care. At the beginning of 2019, we set forth an ambitious agenda, and throughout the year, the AANS and CNS continued to make progress on achieving our health policy goals.
Guest post written by multiple neurosurgeons from the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF. Shawn L. Hervey-Jumper, MD FAANS (left); Edward F. Chang, MD FAANS (center); and Mitchel S....Read More
According to a new study released by the Pacific Research Institute, “The medical device tax is bad tax policy that has increased patient costs, reduced access to life-saving technology, and...Read More
Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS Charles A. Fager Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine Burlington, MA Neurosurgeons have long been at the...Read More
Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAHA (left) Vice-Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee Geisinger Wilkes Barre, PA Catherine Jeakle Hill (right) Senior Manager for Regulatory Affairs, Washington Office...Read More
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...Read More
Scott Whitaker President and CEO of AdvaMed (the Advanced Medical Technology Association) Nearly 50 million adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain, according to a 2015 study by the...Read More