The National Association of Spine Specialists is a 501(c) (6) trade organization that serves as the advocacy arm of the North American Spine Society and is the leading organization dedicated to fostering the advancement of spine care. We aim to elevate the voices of spine care providers, expand access to care, and challenge the legislative hurdles facing spine patients and providers.
Join your peers in the NASS Advocacy Network (NAN) and position yourself as a super advocate for the advancement of spine care.
Stay informed on NASS’s current policy positions, as well as emerging legislation shaping up in Washington D.C.
Contact your elected officials and urge them to safeguard providers' ability to deliver affordable and accessible care to their patients.
Contribute to the SpinePAC, the leading voice for the spine care community on Capitol Hill.
Learn more about the policies NASS is actively promoting on behalf of spine care providers and their patients.
NASS is deeply concerned about the impact that unanticipated medical bills
are having on patient out-of-pocket costs and the patient-physician relationship. Health insurance plans are increasingly relying on narrow and often inadequate networks of contracted physicians as one mechanism for controlling costs.
Prior authorization can create significant barriers for patients by delaying
the start or continuation of necessary treatment and negatively affecting patient health outcomes. In addition, utilization management processes can be very time-consuming and administratively burdensome to providers, diverting time and resources away from direct patient care.
An appropriate supply of well-educated and trained physicians is essential to ensure timely access to quality health care services for all Americans. The growing physician workforce shortage must be addressed to maintain a workforce that is of sufficient size and specialty mix.
The spine care community is stronger, together. Voluntary contributions from NASS members like you help enhance our profession’s voice on Capitol Hill.