• Jul 17, 2019AANS/CNS
    "The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons are pleased to support the amendment to H.R. 3630..."
    Jul 08, 2019AANS/CNS
    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered, but not always necessary, in neurosurgery. As part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, the list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support physicians in working with their patients to make wise choices about their care.
    Jun 24, 2019AANS/CNS
    America’s neurosurgeons hope that through greater education initiatives, robust resource investment, and evolving quality-based certification processes, that the results demonstrated by these trials may be extrapolated to greater numbers of centers — in turn allowing patients greater access to high-quality, advanced stroke care.
    Jun 20, 2019AANS/CNS
    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) expressed significant concerns with the surprise medical bills provisions of the Lower Health Care Costs Act (S. 1895).
    May 30, 2019AANS/CNS
    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) released their 2019 legislative and regulatory agenda, which includes health policy action items that neurosurgeons plan to advance with Congress and the Trump Administration.
    May 23, 2019AANS/CNS
    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) enthusiastically voiced support for the efforts of Reps. Raul Ruiz, MD, (D-Calif.), Phil Roe, MD, (R-Tenn.) and others to develop legislation to protect patients from unanticipated medical bills for out-of-network care that result from health plans with narrow and insufficient networks.
    Oct 10, 2018AANS/CNS
    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) applaud and thank the 103 bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives who signed a letter today to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma.
    Sep 07, 2018AANS/CNS
    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) joined 26 other national medical organizations in sending a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill seeking regulatory relief from a burdensome program that will require clinicians who order advanced diagnostic imaging to consult with appropriate use criteria (AUC) each time they order a test.
    Jan 30, 2018AANS/CNS
    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) participated in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration public hearing, “Opioid Policy Steering Committee: Prescribing Intervention—Exploring a Strategy for Implementation.”
    Nov 02, 2017AANS/CNS
    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act. Sponsored by Reps. Phil Roe, MD (R-Tenn.), and Raul Ruiz, MD (D-Calif.), this bipartisan legislation repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which, if triggered, would result in billions of cuts to Medicare.

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