Letter Posted: Medical Policy Number 0016 “Back Pain—Invasive Procedures”

Via email: ExecutiveResponseTeam@aetna.comSUBJECT: Medical Policy Number 0016 “Back Pain—Invasive Procedures” Dear Mr. Kane and Drs. Moffitt and McDonough, On behalf— Read More >

Neurosurgery’s 2022 Legislative Accomplishments

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons made significant strides in accomplishing their 2022 legislative— Read More >

AANS and CNS Recommend $49 Billion for NIH in FY 2023

From AANS, Advocacy News, 2022: The 369 undersigned members of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, which includes organizations— Read More >

Neurosurgeons Putting Patients First

From Neurosurgery Blog, November, 2022: The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) are— Read More >

Neurosurgeons Announce Leadership in Amicus Brief Supporting Texas Surprise Billing Rules Lawsuit 10.20.22

From official press release, October, 2022: Neurosurgeons Lead Amicus Brief in Lawsuit Challenging No Surprises Act Final Rule Rule unlawfully— Read More >

Position Statement on Image Sharing Requirement for Prior Authorization

Background Prior authorization is an administrative process requiring physicians to obtain pre-approval for medical treatments or tests before rendering this— Read More >

CMS boosts RVUs for 41 spine procedure codes

CMS retroactively updated the Professional Liability Insurance Relative Value Units for several Medicare procedures, which will have a positive impact— Read More >

Neurosurgery 2017/2018 Coverage Policy Overview

Click Download PDF button below to view full chart. Overview of Coverage Policies on Which Neurosurgery Commented: 2017 and 2018 Read More >

Addressing Unnecessary Prior Authorization Practices

BY ALEX B. VALADKA What if I told you that despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act and all the— Read More >