AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 2, 2019

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“License to Kill” – Material Factual Inaccuracy

“License to Kill” – Material Factual Inaccuracy

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS | Inside Neurosurgeon | President's Perspective

AANS leadership recently learned that the Oxygen Network is airing a promotional clip on its website for an upcoming television series called “License to Kill.” The initial episode of the show focuses, in part, on …

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Abandoned Practices in the Medical Management of TBI

Abandoned Practices in the Medical Management of TBI

Tyler Ball, MD; Meena Thatikunta, MD; Nicolas Khattar, MD; Emily Payne Sieg, MD | Features

Traumatic brain injury remains the leading cause of death and disability in people under the age of 35, while neuroprotection remains, to this day, the holy grail for neuroscientists. Researchers look for any promise in …

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To Err Is Humane

To Err Is Humane

Christopher S. Graffeo, MD; Avital Perry, MD | Features

The core goals of neurosurgery residency have remained essentially unchanged for generations — the endowment of trainees with technical expertise, clinical experience, advanced knowledge and academic wherewithal. Yet, the means to achieving those ends have …

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Prior Authorization – The Filibuster of Healthcare

Prior Authorization – The Filibuster of Healthcare

Jennifer Z. Mao, MBA | AANS Student

Imagine a patient is scheduled for surgery, but the insurance company denied the claim. They require a physician-to-physician peer review to discuss appropriateness of the proposed surgery, even with all of the requested items submitted. …

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