Joint Coding and Reimbursement

This committee is committed to working with the Congress to pass long-term solutions to avert ongoing payment cuts and identify common sense approaches for reforming the Medicare program. The committee is active in reviewing CPT codes and advocates the appropriate valuation of neurosurgical services.

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Joseph S. Cheng Chair
G. Edward Vates Vice Chair RUC
Henry H. Woo Vice Chair CPT
Luis M. Tumialan Vice Chair Coverage
Jeffery W. Cozzens Committee Member
Rimal H. Dossani Washington Committee-AMA Fellow
Steven M. Falowski Pain Section
Isabelle M. Germano Guidelines 
Lance S. Governale Pediatric Section
R. Patrick Jacob Committee Member
Alexander M. Mason Committee Member
Scott A. Meyer  Spine Section
Brian V. Nahed Tumor Section
David O. Okonkwo Trauma Section
Gregory J. Przybylski Committee Member
Craig H. Rabb Trauma Section
John K. Ratliff Committee Member
Daniel Refai CRC Rep to AANS/CNS PR Committee
Stephen Reintjes Committee Member
Curtis J. Rozzelle NCCI Reviwer 
Charles A. Sansur Past Vice-Chair Coverage
Clemens M. Schirmer Committee Member
Jason P. Sheehan Stereotactic and Functional Sections
Scott D. Simon Cerebrovascular Section 
Andrew E. Sloan Tumor Section
Karin R. Swartz Spine Section 
Jennifer A. Sweet Pain Section 
Babu G. Welch Cerebrovascular Section 
Brett E. Youngermen Washington Committee-AMA Fellow


Ann R. Stroink AANS/CNS Washington Committee

Staff Liaison

Catherine Jeakle Hill Washington Office