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AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 25, Number 2, 2016

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Do Not Go Gently

Do Not Go Gently

Frederick A. Boop, MD, FAANS | President's Perspective

"Do Not Go Gently..." -Dylan Thomas With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 came a new model for reimbursing physicians, which is predicated upon networks of physicians and hospitals working together to …

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A Look into Neurosurgery in Egypt

A Look into Neurosurgery in Egypt

Tarek Rayan, MD | AANS International

The first neurosurgical practice in Egypt was started by Ahmed Abu Zikry, MD, a general surgeon who studied neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic and the Lahey Clinic in 1949. He then returned to the University …

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NeuroPoint Alliance: 84th AANS Annual Meeting Presentations

NeuroPoint Alliance: 84th AANS Annual Meeting Presentations

Michele Anderson | NPA Report

The National Neurosurgery Quality & Outcomes Database (N2QOD), recently rebranded as the Quality Outcomes Database (QOD), is one of the NeuroPoint Alliance‚Äôs (NPA) major initiatives. QOD, a national prospective clinical registry for surgical procedures and …

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Washington Watch

Washington Watch

Katie O. Orrico, JD | Washington Watch

CMS Proposes Major Overhaul of Medicare Physician Payment System On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal to overhaul the way Medicare pays physicians. The proposed rule implements …

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