Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgeon Highlighted in Article about AMA/AHA Surprise Billing Lawsuit

On Jan. 10, MedCity News published an article titled “Physicians Group Files Brief Supporting AMA/AHA Lawsuit,” highlighting the amicus curiae brief filed by the AANS, CNS and other physician groups, backing the AMA and AHA’s lawsuit opposing the dispute regulation guidelines of the NSA that went into effect Jan. 1. “This deeply flawed regulation represents an approach Congress dismissed because it recognized that failure to consider multiple factors before deciding a payment dispute would make it harder and more costly for patients to access physicians, particularly for specialty care,” said John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS a practicing neurosurgeon and chair of the AANS/CNS Washington Committee.