The National Association of Spine Specialists brings together spine care providers and patients as a unified voice in the fight for sound health policy. NASS stresses the importance of policies that preserve patient access to high quality, evidence-based spine care.
NASS maintains a Washington, D.C. office to ensure that members are represented on Capitol Hill and have the inside beat on federal policymaking. Association staff frequently meet with lawmakers, legislative staff, and administrative officials to weigh in on health care policies as they are crafted for the development of new sections to meet the needs of NASS members' varied interests.
Members of the Advocacy Council are leading advocates for public policies that protect NASS member's abilities to practice medicine and give patients access to the specialists and technologies they require for quality spine care.
As physicians and surgeons, our responsibility is to our patients, and we are their advocates. Congress makes decisions that impact every one of us and our ability to take care of our patients, even though many of their experiences in the health care field are limited. It is crucial that we remain in the discussion to educate our lawmakers in order to preserve these interests and advance our field.