AANS/CNS DC Office | #NeurosurgeryBlog Unveiling Truth Behind #Health Policy | #Congress #ACA #GME #Spine #TBI #Brain #Opioids #FixPriorAuth #SurpriseBilling

Washington, DC
Joined January 2012
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Episode 10 of the #AANS podcast series, "It's Not Brain Surgery" is here and covers an important topic for early career neurosurgeon, how to start your clinic in a private or academic practice. ow.ly/WegL50KgV6q
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“As #neurosurgeons, we measure our errors in millimeters. Archery is a precision sport that reflects a similar intensity for perfection,” said @StoneMcguire. Read Discovering Archery as a #Neurosurgeon: bit.ly/3PqcI89
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.@Neurosurgery, alongside @SurgeonsCare, proudly joined 100+ other medical organizations calling on #Congress to stop harmful cuts to #surgicalcare. Congress must act to protect America’s seniors’ access to timely, high-quality care. Learn more here: bit.ly/3bFyV42
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For 25 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program has given millions of children access to vital health care. #HR66, the CARING for Kids Act would ensure that gaps in #CHIP coverage never again happen: bit.ly/3nJJUf1 #FundCHIP
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Neurosurgery retweeted
#AANS Diversity is working to ensure a diverse community of neurosurgical professionals by highlighting the many faces of the profession. Read about how Arnett Klugh, MD, FAANS, is helping support members in his community, highlighted by @AANSDiversity ow.ly/Nn5F50K9ylO
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We’re proud of the 14 surgical professional associations, representing 180,000+ surgical care teams that make up the Surgical Care Coalition, for putting patients first. Now cuts to surgical care jeopardize patient access to care. Learn how you can help at surgicalcare.org
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The Children’s Health Insurance Program turned 25! Pediatric #neurosurgeons have long been involved in the care of infants and children. @Neurosurgery supports permanently funding #CHIP with #HR66, the CARING for Kids Act: bit.ly/3nJJUf1 #FundCHIP
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#SpinaBifida is a developmental malformation of the #spinalcord that leads to complications in several organ systems and considerable disability, even decades after repair of the anomaly. Read more in the @NEJM article Spina Bifida bit.ly/3vEjhfU #Neurosurgery
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Medicare’s investment in surgical care must keep up with inflation to improve patient access to quality care. Learn more below about the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule bit.ly/3cxEB00
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Recent public health measures supporting #folate supplementation in women of child-bearing potential have greatly decreased the incidence of #SpinaBifida. Read the @NEJM article by @pedssection chair Bermans J. Iskandar, MD: bit.ly/3vEjhfU
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Just posted on @AANSNeurosurg: Robotic Arms Connected Directly to Brain of Partially Paralyzed Man Allows Him to Feed Himself. Learn more: bit.ly/3zK0SBa
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Severe “brain bleeds” experienced by some babies in the 1st year following their birth lead to long-term sight problems, researchers at @BristolUni have found as part of a ten-year follow-up study. Learn more: bit.ly/3zhrE2i
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We could not agree more @WaysMeansCmte! Its time for a floor vote on the "Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act!"
.@OIGatHHS found that 13% of prior authorizations led to denials ❌ that actually should have been APPROVED ✔️ Letting patients’ care slip through the cracks is unacceptable. That’s where the “Improving Seniors Timely Access to Care Act of 2022” comes in.
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In less than 5 months, a combined 8.5% cut to surgical care will go into effect. These harmful cuts limit patient access to timely, quality care. Understanding these cuts can be difficult, so we’ve pulled together a glossary of the terms you need to know: bit.ly/3PWBopj
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Next year, #surgeons face a nearly 8.5% cut to #surgicalcare, limiting patients’ access to timely, quality care. The Surgical Care Coalition is dedicated to protecting patients. Learn more: bit.ly/2YLSm0K
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Neurosurgery retweeted
Minimally invasive spine surgery #MIS can be quicker, safer and require less recovery time. Learn more about the procedure: ow.ly/c9wA50JYfTI
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The specific complexity of the cells inside #braintumors has been a trademark of the disease. Researchers have discovered that these aggressive tumors contain highly active cells that move throughout tissue in complicated patterns. Read more: bit.ly/3bj6KYv
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Neurosurgery retweeted
This week on the #AANS podcast series, “It’s Not Brain Surgery”, current JNS editor-in-Chief and past AANS President, James Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS, utilizes his unique and insightful position to bring us five articles worth a second look. ow.ly/XJUP50K6CBK
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@Neurosurgery applauds the House Ways and Means Committee for advancing the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act out of committee. One step closer to #priorauth reform! bit.ly/3zdRoMR @WaysandMeansGOP @WaysMeansCmte #FixPriorAuth #HR8487 @RegRelief @SpecialtyDocs
"Today we’re marking up the Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, a bill I proudly cosponsored, that will make much-needed adjustments to Medicare Advantage’s system of prior authorization." -@VernBuchanan
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Thank you @WaysandMeansGOP for your efforts to #FixPriorAuth. @Neurosurgery enthusiastically supports #HR8487, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act! bit.ly/3zdRoMR @RegRelief @SpecialtyDocs
For too long, seniors & their doctors have been bogged down by unnecessary delays. "Seniors shouldn’t have to wait as their insurance seeks to pre-approve some treatments and services through telephone & fax, despite the abundance of faster electronic methods." -@RepKevinBrady
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