Spine Procedures, Practices and News
The North American Spine Society released a statement responding to the Yale Open Data Access Project that published two studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine showing lower degrees of efficacy and higher rates of adverse effects with the use of rhBMP-2 than originally reported by industry-sponsored studies.
June 11, 2013
The North American Spine Society and Pioneer Spine and Sports recently hosted Congressman James McGovern, representative of the Massachusetts Second Congressional District, at the Pioneer Northampton, Mass., location.
June 04, 2013
William C. Watters III, MD, is the first vice president of the board of directors of the North American Spine Society, where he has been a member since 1987. He practices spine surgery at The Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch, both in Houston.
The North American Spine Society has released a short documentary with a "behind-the-scenes" look at advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
May 24, 2013
Charles Mick, MD, president of the North American Spine Society, responded to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' decision to publish a price list based on chargemaster data for the 100 most common hospital procedures, including spinal fusion, in a statement released by NASS.
Jeffrey Wang, MD, is a professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at the UCLA David School of Medicine. He is also the chief of orthopedic spine surgery service and spine fellowship director.
May 16, 2013
Eeric Truumees, MD, is the administrative and development council director for the North American Spine Society. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and practices at Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center in Austin, Texas.
Daniel Resnick, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery. He serves on the North American Spine Society's board of directors as the research council director. Dr. Resnick has been a member of the organization since 1999 and co-chairs the lumbar fusion task force.
April 29, 2013
The North American Spine Society is planning to release a documentary on its efforts to weigh in on policy issues in Washington, D.C.
April 26, 2013
The North American Spine Society has sent a letter to Fred Upton, chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, outlining the reforms NASS believes the Sustainable Growth Rate replacement draft proposal would benefit from.