Friday, 15 February 2013 09:14
John Finkenberg, MD, is on the North American Spine Society's board of directors as the chair of the advocacy committee. He has practiced orthopedic surgery for 20 years while also staying active in laboratory and clinical research. Dr. Finkenberg advocates for NASS and the spinal field through frequent trips to Washington, D.C., to meet with Congressmen and discuss healthcare policy.
Friday, 08 February 2013 10:59
Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax, according to the Minnesota Post.
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 08:45
A recently proposed house bill, Telehealth Promotion Act of 2012 (HR 6719), would augment federal support for telehealth services across the country, according to a report by PhysBizTech.
Published in Health Information Technology
Friday, 28 December 2012 09:26
President Barack Obama is returning to Washington, D.C., today, cutting short his holiday vacation, to prompt further negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff. However, senior officials in both parties are beginning to resign to the fact a deal to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts by the new year is unlikely, according to a Politico report.
Published in Billing & Coding
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:02
Minnesota Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are fighting the medical device tax mandated by healthcare reform, according to the Star Tribune.
Friday, 30 November 2012 16:33
North American Spine Society members attended a telephone town hall meeting with Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Texas), to discuss healthcare policies, according to SpineLine.
Monday, 19 November 2012 10:18
In September, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ office of government relations hosted a reception for Congressional members, staff and other healthcare stakeholders to strengthen their relationship and discuss issues such as the Medicare sustainable growth rate, budget sequester and the role of orthopedic surgeons in healthcare reform, according to an AAOS Now report.
Published in News and Analysis
Friday, 16 November 2012 11:59
A 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales slated to go into effect Jan. 1 is under opposition from Congressional members, according to the Journal Gazette.
Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:14
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons' office of government relations will now enable AAOS members to easily send messages to Congressional representatives.
Published in Orthopedic & Spine Industry Leaders
Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:50
Here are five spine surgeon leaders discussing how Congress should proceed with healthcare reform.