Volume 5, Issue 2 - February 2012
Difficulties in Dynamic Stabilization
Dr. Dilip Sengupta of the Dartmouth-Hitchmore Medical Center pontificates on the problems of the confounding pain relief quality of decompression in dynamic stabilization and the vital difference between load-sharing and load-bearing. Read More >
Introducing ISASS12 Presidential Guest Speaker Jason Drew
South African 'eco-preneur' and author Jason Drew will offer his insight on how to be successful in both business and making the world a better place. Read More >
Reader Poll: What Would Make Spine Surgery Better?
ISASS is comprised of spine surgeons working to improve spine surgery. We'd like to hear what you think would make spine surgery better. To respond to the poll, just click on your response below. You will also be able to send us your comments:
What Would Make Spine Surgery Better?
C.U.R.E.: Care, Utilization, Research, and Education
The core principles of ISASS - C.U.R.E.: Care, Utilization, Research, and Education - will be emphasized during all planned sessions. Novel and efficient solutions to clinical problems — the fruits of Research designed to maximize functional Utilization of resources — will be shared with the greater community throughout the conference for the purpose of Educating our members on how to provide better Care to patients. Our events are designed to help you become better at what you do.
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Only 4 weeks remain before the conference: March 20-23, 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
Advocacy Alert Update
Medicare Payments Won't Plummet, but Will Freeze... For 13 Months
Both the U.S. House and the Senate have agreed upon the tentative agreement ISASS reported in last week's Advocacy Alert and the bill is to go to President Obama's desk where he has promised to sign it into law.
Medicare payments were poised to be cut by 27%+; this cut has been avoided, but only for 13 months. This can has been kicked down the road and ISASS will continue to advocate for the best care for spine patients and fair compensation for surgeons.
Read More (via American Medical News) >
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