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Take an Active Role in Your Society and
Volunteer for a Committee in 2017
Health Policy Council
Advocates in the legislative and regulatory arenas for public policies that
protect member’s abilities to practice
medicine and give patients access to the
specialists and technologies they require
for quality spine care. Also known as the
National Association of Spine Specialists.
Participates in the AMA’s CPT Editorial
Panel and Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) to ensure development of
appropriate CPT codes and recommend
values for spine care services and procedures. The Coding Committee oversees
NASS’ coding education activities including annual coding courses, member coding Q&A service and Common
Coding Scenarios for Comprehensive
Responsible for development and
revision of NASS clinical guidelines.
Completion of NASS’ Evidence-based
Medicine course is a requirement for
membership on this committee.
Outcomes Compendium Task Force
Responsible for the Compendium of
Outcomes Instruments publication.
Patient Safety Committee
Responsible for development and oversight of all NASS patient safety activities
Engages in policy review and comment,
program development, and member
education related to quality and performance measurement and represents
NASS in appropriate forums in which
these activities take place.
Research Project Management
Oversees research grant and fellowship
applications, processes and makes
funding recommendations to the Research Council and Board. CV required
Develop credible and reasonable coverage recommendations for spine care by
proactively reviewing and incorporating
existing NASS policy comments and
Evidence-based Medicine guidelines to
educate physicians and payors on fair
SpinePAC Advisory Committee
Formulates and implements SpinePAC
fundraising strategy; works to increase
member awareness about SpinePAC;
encourages member participation in
the PAC and the political process; and
makes recommendations for contributions to qualified candidates for public
office to the NASS Advocacy Council for
approval and disbursment.
Formulates recommendations about
how NASS can begin to address defining value in spine care via education,
and volunteer for the committees
of your choice by April 30, 2017.