Program Chair Domagoj Coric kicked off ISASS16 in grand style, welcoming attendees to Vegas and outlining the some of the topics to be discussed during the meeting. MIS was the first (and second!) order of the day; James Yue and Massimo Balsano moderated a session marked particularly by presentations by Neel Anand on patient selection for sagittal correction, anesthetic effects on urine retention, and some results of the always-fascinating work of the International Spine Study Group as presented by Pierce Nunley. ISASS President Gunnar Andersson gave his Presidential Address, taking stock of ISASS’s projects and the direction our Society’s headed. We’re merging with other organizations to create the best spine society possible and we’ll be welcoming SMISS and ACSR to […]
News and noteworthy information for March 2016: CPT®Summary of Panel Actions from February 2016 Meeting FDA Issues Proposed Rule to Classify Posterior Cervical Screw Systems PCORI Announces $22 million to Compare Treatment Options for Low Back Pain Healthcare Industry Pledges to Make Electronic Health Record Work Better EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline Extended to July 1 30% of Medicare Payments Now Tied to Alternative Payment Models S. Physician Practices Spend More than $15.4 Billion Annually to Report Quality Measures 2016 Value Modifier Results and Payment Adjustments Senate HELP Committee Action New President and CEO of AdvaMed Announced Research & Reimbursement Course Scheduled for ISASS16 CPT Summary of Panel Actions from February 2016 Meeting On March 4, the American Medical Association […]
ISASS recently signed on to a multi-society letter supporting the nomination of Gregory J. Przybylski, MD to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Nominated by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Przybylski is a practicing neurosurgeon and spine specialist from New Jersey. His experience and knowledge on healthcare policy, Medicare, and the Resource-Based Relative Value System uniquely positions him as an excellent candidate for MedPAC. View the letter of support here.