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Letter of Support

Neurosurgery Urges Congress to Increase NIH Funding and Expresses Concern with NIH Restructure Proposal

Dear Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro: The undersigned organizations are writing to share our opposition to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LaborHHS) Appropriations bill as currently written. We are extremely concerned about the cuts to public health and biomedical research programs, including the $48 billion […]
  • Biomedical Research
Letter of Support

Neurosurgery Recommends GME Policy Options to U.S. Senate 

Dear Chairman Wyden and Sens. Menendez, Cornyn, Cassidy, Bennet, Tillis, Cortez Masto, and Blackburn: The nearly 50 undersigned members of the Graduate Medical Education Advocacy Coalition (GMEAC) appreciate the opportunity to respond to the Bipartisan Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) Working Group’s Draft Proposal Outline and Questions for Consideration. Our groups appreciate your bipartisan efforts […]
  • Graduate Medical Education
Letter of Support

AANS and CNS Join Alliance in Recommending GME Policy Options to Senate

RE: Bipartisan Medicare GME Working Group Draft Proposal Outline Dear Chairman Wyden and members of the Bipartisan Medicare GME Working Group: The Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the “Alliance”) represents more than 100,000 specialty physicians and surgeons across 16 specialty and subspecialty societies and is deeply committed to improving access to specialty medical care through the […]
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Urge Senate to Increase BRAIN Initiative Funding

Dear Senators Baldwin and Capito: On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), representing more than 4,500 practicing neurosurgeons in the United States, we write to urge the subcommittee to provide a significant increase in FY 2025 funding for The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® […]
  • Biomedical Research
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Urge House to Increase BRAIN Initiative Funding

Dear Reps. Aderholt and DeLauro: On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), representing more than 4,500 practicing neurosurgeons in the United States, we write to urge the subcommittee to provide a significant increase in FY 2025 funding for The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® […]
  • Biomedical Research
Comment Letter

Neurosurgery Joins Coalition Urging Medicare Payment Reforms

RE: Bolstering Chronic Care through Physician Payment: Current Challenges and Policy Options in Medicare Part B Dear Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, and members of the Senate Committee on Finance: The Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the “Alliance”) represents more than 100,000 specialty physicians and surgeons across 16 specialty and subspecialty societies, and is deeply committed […]
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Urge Senate to Improve Medicare Payment System

Dear Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Crapo: On behalf of the undersigned organizations representing key stakeholders in the surgical care of Medicare beneficiaries, we write to commend you for the release of the document titled “Bolstering Chronic Care through Physician Payment: Current Challenges and Policy Options in Medicare Part B” and to offer you our […]
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management
Position Statement

American Association of Neurological Surgeons on the Invasion of Ukraine

The AANS is an international organization which, for over 90 years, has been dedicated to education, research, treatment, and advocacy related to diseases of the brain and spine; conditions which constitute many of humanity’s most common, consequential and debilitating afflictions. As a medical association committed to advancing the health, safety, and well-being of individuals around […]
Position Statement

Statement by Black Neurosurgeons

The AANS is committed to inclusion and diversity and desires to support all segments of our membership and the neurosurgical profession. Recently a group of Black neurosurgeons came together to publish an op-ed in response to a series of recent tragic events that underscore more systemic problems. The collective voice of these individuals provides a uniquely pertinent […]
Press Release (DC Office)

Neurosurgeons Applaud Congress for Introducing Prior Authorization Reform Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie O. OrricoJune 12, 2024 (703) 362-4637korrico@neurosurgery.org Neurosurgeons Applaud Introduction of Bill to Streamline Prior Authorization in MedicareThe AANS and the CNS are optimistic that Congress will pass this critical legislation this year. Washington, DC—Today, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) applauded the introduction […]
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management