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Neurosurgeons Featured in Article on Coverage for Spine Care

On Oct. 2, Becker’s Spine Review published an article titled, “‘Its position has become untenable’: Why 3 neurosurgeons are fed up with Aetna.” While Aetna has taken steps to expand its coverage for spine and orthopedic care in the last year, it is still not enough for some surgeons. Neurosurgeons Anthony M. DiGiorgio, DO, MHA, FAANS; Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS and Luis M. Tumialán, MD, FAANS, issue a statement on their frustrations with Aetna and the fights many surgeons have been enduring with the insurer for years over a particular type of spine implant.