April 29, 2016

ISASS Policy & Advocacy News – April 2016

News and noteworthy information for April 2016: ISASS16 Advocacy Survey Extended Open Payments Physician Review and Dispute Period: April 1 – May 15 FDA Panel Issues Recommendations for Medical Device Evaluation System NIH Clinical Center: 3-D Imaging in Children and Adults with Scoliosis Senate HELP Committee Approves Last Bills of Medical Innovation Package CMS Releases Proposed 2017 Hospital Inpatient and Long-Term Care Hospital Payment Rule CMS Releases Proposed Rule Implementing Key Provisions of MACRA   ISASS16 Advocacy Survey Extended Several of the sessions at ISASS16 were “interactive”, where session moderators asked attendees to complete short surveys about their own practice. Your answers to these short surveys are important to help shape ISASS advocacy activities in the months ahead. Thank you […]
April 26, 2016

Results of Surgical Preauthorization Survey of ISASS Members

Thanks to all who participated in the surgical preauthorization survey we sent out in the fall.  The response was overwhelming and underscores the importance of this issue in all of our practices.  We presented the results of the survey at the recent ISASS16 meeting in Las Vegas.  As all were not in attendance, we are sharing a one-page synopsis of the results (see below). In addition to our presentation, the theme of insurance and reimbursement was prevalent throughout the Annual Meeting. Based on the data from the survey we have developed a lost revenue calculator to identify the financial impact to your specific practice. Thank you again to all those who participated.  If you would like to learn more about the solution we […]
April 26, 2016

Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD named Chairman of International Advocates for Spine Patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Kristy Radcliffe Phone: +1 (630) 375-1432 Email: Kristy@isass.org  Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD named Chairman of International Advocates for Spine Patients Aurora, Ill. – April 26, 2016 – Orthopedic spine surgeon Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD, took the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Advocates for Spine Patients (IASP), sister organization and patient advocacy arm of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS). Dr. Andersson is Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. “I have dedicated my career to advancing spine care through research, education, and clinical practice,” said Dr. Andersson. “My patients and their successes with surgical intervention have […]
April 22, 2016

ISASS16 Presentation by Presidential Guest Speaker Lt. Col. Allen B. West