Priority Issues

Legislative Tracker

NASS staff diligently maintains a record of the Members of Congress who co-sponsor and/or vote in alignment with our priorities. Using our regularly updated legislative tracker, you can assess where your federal representatives stand on the issues that matter most to the spine care community.

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Current Legislation

Be sure to watch this space for a deep-dive into NASS-endorsed legislation that is introduced in the new 117th Congress. In the meantime, review the priority issues relevant to the spine profession and impacting patient access to care.

Prior Authorization

NASS Supports: Opportunities to improve the prior authorization process to ensure safe, timely, and affordable access to care for patients. The current prior authorization process can be burdensome for patients, providers, and insurance plans and we seek to improve the process.

H.R. 3173 Read More

Graduate Medical Education

NASS Supports: Increasing the number of federally funded residency slots to address workforce shortages in many specialties and eliminating the current graduate medical education funding restrictions.

H.R. 2256 S. 834 Read More

Medical Liability Reform

NASS Supports: Opportunities to improve our broken medical liability system and federal protections for medical providers who volunteer their time and skills to respond in times of crisis.

H.R. 3021 Read More

Policy Issue Briefs

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  • Interoperability and Data Access View
  • MACRA/MIPS Provisions View
  • Regulatory Relief View

Legislative CommitteeMeet our Leadership

Alan Brown
Alan Brown
Orthopedic Surgeon
Chair
Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Orthopedic Surgeon
Vice Chair
Kasra Ahmadinia
Orthopedic Surgeon
R. Dale Blasier
Orthopedic Surgeon
Adam Bruggeman
Orthopedic Surgeon
Marzena Buzanowska
Physiatry/ Rehabilitation Medicine
Brian Gantwerker
Neurosurgeon
Heidi Hullinger
Orthopedic Surgeon
Matthew Maxwell
Physiatry/ Rehabilitation Medicine
Brandon Rebholz
Orthopedic Surgeon
Shahbaaz Sabri
Orthopedic Surgeon
Philip Schneider
Orthopedic Surgeon
Michael Steinmetz
Neurosurgeon