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AANS and CNS Urge Senate to Increase BRAIN Initiative Funding

Last updated: June 19, 2024
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

Last updated: June 19, 2024
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

Last updated: June 17, 2024
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

Last updated: June 17, 2024
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
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Comment on Medicare Hospital Payment Proposed Rule

Last updated: June 11, 2024
Ms. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, AdministratorCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesATTN: CMS-1808-PP.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Submitted electronically via www.regulations.gov Subject: CMS-1808-P Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2025 Rates; Quality Programs Requirements; and Other Policy Changes Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure, On behalf […]
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management
Comment Letter

Neurosurgeons Urge Congress to Increase Funding for the NIH BRAIN Initiative

Last updated: June 13, 2024
Dear Chair Baldwin, Ranking Member Capito, Chair Aderholt, and Ranking Member DeLauro, The undersigned members of the brain health community are grateful for the robust investment the Committee has provided for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in recent years. The steady commitment to investing in neuroscience […]
  • Biomedical Research
Comment Letter

Neurosurgery Supports Gun Violence Prevention Research Funding

Last updated: June 19, 2024
Dear Chair Murray, Vice Chair Collins, Chair Granger, and Ranking Member DeLauro: As you consider appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025, the undesigned 434 national, state, and local medical, public health, and research organizations write to ask you to provide $35 million for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), $25 million for […]
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Comment Letter

Neurosurgery Urges CMS to Enforce Coverage of Biomechanical Interbody Devices

Last updated: June 10, 2024
Ellen Montz, PhDDeputy Administrator and DirectorConsumer Information and Insurance OversightCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services7500 Security BoulevardBaltimore, MD 21244-1850 Submitted electronically via: Ellen.Montz@cms.hhs.gov Subject: Biomechanical Interbody Devices and Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion Dear Dr. Montz, On behalf of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological […]
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Comment on Total Cost of Care Measure

Last updated: June 10, 2024
Acumen, LLC500 Airport Blvd., Suite 100Burlingame, CA 94010 Submitted via: macra-cost-measures-info@acumenllc.com SUBJECT: 2024 Total Per Capita Cost Measure Re-evaluation To whom it concerns: On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), representing more than 4,000 neurosurgeons in the United States, we appreciate the opportunity to provide […]
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Comment Letter

Neurosurgery Urges Congress to Fund Pediatric Device Consortia

Last updated: June 10, 2024
Dear Chair Heinrich, Chair Harris, Ranking Member Hoeven, and Ranking Member Bishop: As you begin to consider funding priorities for Fiscal Year 2025, we urge you to fund the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) Grant Program at the Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at $7 million in Fiscal […]
  • Drugs and Devices