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NASS Looks To Lead Discussion In Spine Reimbursement

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The North American Spine Society is taking what might be an unprecedented step by medical society to help surgeons in their struggles with insurers. It has set out to write its own set of coverage guidelines, which would advise insurers – and surgeons – which spinal procedures payors should cover. NASS established a multidisciplinary 25-person task force to draw up the coverage guidelines. Eventually, the task force hopes to have compiled a book of guidelines advising insurers when a procedure should or shouldn’t be covered.

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