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NERVES Committee Reports

In an effort to keep our membership informed of the activities and health of the association, we are posting our most recent collection of NERVES committee reports. In this issue you will find the Annual Meeting Committee report and the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies report.

Annual Meeting Committee Report

By John Moeller, Annual Meeting Committee Co-chair

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Vendor Spotlight: Rosman Search

We are honored to be part of the NERVES community. The leadership and members of NERVES are incredibly collaborative and are committed to improving the lives of neurosurgeons, neurologists, and the patients they see. We share a similar mission and love working with people who strive for excellence in everything they do. Working with everyone at NERVES and helping them accomplish their goals helps us grow and thrive.

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Spring 2023 Member Spotlight

In an effort to enhance connection within the association, we are spotlighting different members of NERVES. In this issue of the NERVES Newsletter, we are featuring Erica Gonzalez, administrative director for the Texas Brain & Spine Center.

Meet Erica Gonzalez

How long have you been a NERVES member?
I have been a member for about a year and half. I went to my first NERVES conference last year and loved every minute of it. I learned so much and I am looking forward to the one in April.

How long have you been in your current position? How did you get there?
I have been in this role since July 2021 but I have been with TBSI since 2008. I started out as a receptionist, then moved into the surgery scheduling role, eventually into an Administrative Assistant role, office manager and now, I am the Admin Director.

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Single-Level PLIF/TLIF 2022 Performance Benchmark

By Avant-guard Health

The results of the 2022 Single-Level PLIF/TLIF Performance Benchmark are complete. The summary below is based on nation-wide stats from more than 800 procedures coded as DRG 455/460 for inpatient cases or CPT 22630/22632 for outpatient cases.

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Spring 2023 President's Letter

Dear NERVES Members:

I’m getting excited about our upcoming Annual Meeting on April 19-21 in Marina del Rey, California (outside of Los Angeles). Please take a minute to register now and remember to book your hotel through the link provided by NERVES. We have a great speaker line-up thanks to the committee members who serve on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee. We also have wonderful, caring vendors coming to California to support us as well.

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Welcome New NERVES Members!

Help us welcome our new members to NERVES! The Regional Directors representing the North/Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest Regions would like to personally welcome you to our great professional organization. We are excited you have decided to join us and look forward to getting to know you!


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Care Guidance Helps Neurology Groups Advance Health Equity, Impact Patient Outcomes, Achieve Goals of Value-Based Care Arrangements

By Craig Parker, JD, CPA and CEO, Guideway Care

Neurology and neurosurgery administrators and providers are increasingly focused on social determinants of health (SDoH) and how they impact access, compliance with treatment plans and other health equity/social determinants for neuro patients. Given the growing focus on finding and addressing non-clinical patient issues from outside the clinical environment which can impact care, executives responsible and accountable for the operational and financial performance of neurology practice groups, surgery centers or other related care settings increasingly seek to identify and implement programs that specifically address these concerns.

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A Case of Burnout: Risk Management Recommendations for Practice Leaders

Tamara Johnson, BSN, RN, CPHRM, RHIA
Program Director, Clinical Risk Management & Patient Safety—Curi Advisory

Burnout has become far too common among medical professionals. A recent claims case study from Curi outlines risk management recommendations for combatting this rapidly growing trend in healthcare.

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