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American Association of Neurological Surgeons on the Invasion of Ukraine

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  • AANS
Last updated: July 9, 2024
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 […]
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Statement by Black Neurosurgeons

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  • AANS
Last updated: July 9, 2024
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 […]
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Neurosurgery Position Statement on AO Spine/PRAXIS Acute Spinal Cord Injury Guidelines

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 8, 2024
BackgroundCervical spinal cord injuries (cSCI) are catastrophic events for patients that often require surgical intervention to decompress the spinal cord and/or stabilize the spine. The current literature has clearly established the role of surgical intervention in these injuries. Based on the most recent AANS/CNS guidelines, there is presently insufficient evidence to support a recommendation regarding […]
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Neurosurgery Joins in Testimony to Senate on Medicare Payment Reform

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
Alliance of Specialty Medicine Statement for the Record Senate Finance Committee Hearing“Bolstering Chronic Care through Medicare Physician Payment” The Alliance of Specialty Medicine (“Alliance”), a coalition of 16 medical specialty organizations representing more than 100,000 specialty physicians, is deeply committed to improving access to specialty medical care through the advancement of sound health policy. We […]
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management
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Neurosurgery Issues Position Statement on Firearms

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
In 2023, the Washington Committee Firearms Task Force conducted a survey of AANS and CNS members regarding their views and experience with firearms and opinions regarding the involvement of organized neurosurgery in advocacy efforts to reduce firearm injury and death and to make firearm ownership as safe as possible. On Jan. 2, the AANS and the CNS […]
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Neurosurgery’s Statement on the Events in the Middle East

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
  • AANS
Last updated: July 9, 2024
Organized Neurosurgery’s Statement on the Events in the Middle East As neurosurgical professional organizations, we are shocked and saddened by the events occurring in Israel and the Gaza Strip, resulting in the loss of innocent lives and widespread fear and suffering. We strongly condemn this terrorist attack on Israeli civilians and thehorrific systematic and intentional […]
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Summary of Proposed 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary Overview On July 13, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule. According to the proposal, the proposed rule’s relative value unit (RVU) provisions will result in an overall -1% cut in neurosurgery payments. In addition […]
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management
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Neurosurgery Joins Coalition in Urging Congress to Repeal Ban on Physician-Led Hospitals

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
Physician-Led Hospitals Coalition Letter We, the undersigned organizations, representing physicians and patients, support the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act (S. 470/H.R. 977), introduced by Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). The legislation would improve patient access to high quality physicians and hospital services, […]
  • Health Care Competition
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Surgical Coalition Outlines Plan for Reforming Medicare Payment System

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
Surgical Coalition’s Plan for Reforming the Medicare Physician Payment System The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to put forth annual regulations that exacerbate the underlying problems within the broken Medicare physician payment system. Furthermore, these policies negatively impact the ability of physician practices to invest in quality improvement efforts to benefit Medicare […]
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management
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Neurosurgery Joins Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to Support FY 2024 NIH Funding

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  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
The Ad Hoc Group Fiscal Year 2024 Recommendation The 373 undersigned members of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, which includes organizations representing patients, scientists, health professionals, research and academic institutions, educators, and industry, are grateful to Congress for making meaningful annual funding growth for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a key, bipartisan […]
  • Biomedical Research