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AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 24, Number 3, 2015

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Counterpoint: Patient Surveys are Good

Counterpoint: Patient Surveys are Good

Joshua E. Medow, MD, FAANS | Features

Editor’s Note: To read another perspective on measuring patient satisfaction, read “Point: Patient Satisfaction Surveys: Measuring Patient Contentment with Health-care Service, Not Quality and Value of Neurosurgical Care.”There are few things that the federal government …

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From Physician to Patient (and Back Again)

From Physician to Patient (and Back Again)

Margaret Wacker, MD, FAANS | Features

Most of us will experience becoming a patient at some point in our lives. Only a few miss out due to sudden death. For some, being a patient is unnerving, as it is clear evidence …

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Surgeon Scoring

Surgeon Scoring

John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS | Departments | Coding Clarity

Following the theme of this issue, I am going to depart from the standard topics of coding and reimbursement policies for this edition of Coding Clarity, and point out a number of problems with the …

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The True Impact of Health-care Reform

The True Impact of Health-care Reform

Gary D. VanderArk, MD, FAANS | Departments | Bookshelf

“America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System.” Steven Brill. Random House, New York. 2015. 512 pp.Steven Brill is a brilliant journalist who has written for The …

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Neurosurgical Fellowships: Changing Lives Abroad

Neurosurgical Fellowships: Changing Lives Abroad

Jillian R. Bernas, MPP, MEd | Inside Neurosurgeon | AANS International

There are about 9,500 air miles between Seattle and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. If you are lucky to find a direct flight, you will be in the air more than 18 hours. About the same …

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D.C. News Updates

D.C. News Updates

Katie O. Orrico, JD | Inside Neurosurgeon | Washington Watch

AANS and CNS Continue to Make Progress Advancing Legislative Agenda Last month, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) took two additional steps forward in advancing the AANS/CNS 2015 …

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