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  • 2021 Managing Coding - Pittsburgh, September 9-11, 2021

    Includes a Live In-Person Event on 09/09/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    The AANS Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery course has been serving the neurosurgical community for more than 20 years. It provides a valuable coding and reimbursement education that is unique in neurosurgery. The course is instructed by a faculty of physician experts and coding consultants who are leaders in code development, revision and valuation of CPT.

    Logged-in course registrants can access information and resources for the Pittsburgh AANS Managing Coding course in the tabs above.

    For an up-to-date listing of available coding courses and resources, please visit www.aans.org/coding.

  • 2021 Managing Coding Course - Virtual - May 20-22, 2021

    Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The AANS Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery course has been serving the neurosurgical community for more than 20 years. It provides a valuable coding and reimbursement education that is unique in neurosurgery. The course is instructed by a faculty of physician experts and coding consultants who are leaders in code development, revision and valuation of CPT.

    Logged-in course registrants can access information and resources for the AANS Managing Coding course in the tabs above.

    For an up-to-date listing of available coding courses and resources, please visit www.aans.org/coding.

  • 2021 AANS Goodman Oral Boards Preparation Course - May 4-6, 2021

    Includes a Live In-Person Event on 05/05/2021 at 7:00 AM (CDT)

    The 2021 AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation course is highly interactive and simulates the examination given by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS).

    Started in 1997 by Julius Goodman, MD, this course has become the premier neurosurgical oral board review course, with over 90 percent of candidates attending at least once prior to taking the exam. The must-attend 2020 AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation course has evolved to reflect the changes in the ABNS Oral Board Exam. Practicing neurosurgeons who register for the full course will have the opportunity to attend at least four breakout sessions specific to their subspecialty that assist in preparation for the focused-practice portion of the exam.

    Logged-in course registrants can access information and resources for the AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation course in the tabs above.

    For an up-to-date listing of available board preparation resources, please visit www.aans.org/goodman.

  • NSF March 2021: International women leaders in neurosurgery: past and present Volume 50, issue 3

    Includes Credits

    3 CME | AANS Member: Free| Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee

    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. The participant will develop a better understanding of the accomplishments of women in the field of neurosurgery to date.
    2. The participant will develop a greater knowledge of the opportunities to improve gender diversity in neurosurgery.
    3. The participant will learn about current female leaders in neurosurgery and the contributions that they are making to the field.
    4. The participant will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of historical challenges regarding gender diversity in neurosurgery.

    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Ana Rodriguez-Hernandez

    Julie Woodfield

    Jasmine Thum

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 03/01/2021 to 3/1/2024.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • 2021 AANS Managing Coding Course Workbook

    AANS Member: $500 | Non-Member: $750

    Pages: 433

    Publication Date: Feb. 1, 2021

    PRICING

    AANS Member: $500 | Non-Member: $750

  • 2021 AANS Guide to Coding: Mastering the Global Service Package for Neurological Surgery Services

    AANS Member: $135 | Non-Member: $200

    Editors: Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS; John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS; Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS 

    Pages: 165

    Publication Date: Feb. 1, 2021

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Simplify your coding with this collection of procedure-related information specific to neurosurgery. The 2020 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Guide to Coding has related procedures grouped into sections for easy reference, including:

    • Cranial
    • Pain/Interventional/Functional
    • CSF shunting
    • Peripheral Nerve
    • Spine
    • Extracranial Cerebrovascular
    • Catheter/Endovascular/Percutaneous

    All procedures are listed by a coding number (searchable through a comprehensive index) and an associated descriptor. Intraoperative and postoperative services that have been included or excluded from the global service package are presented in a streamlined, easy-to-read manner.

    Updated with 2020 coding changes and current AANS coding recommendations, the AANS Guide to Coding includes features requested by neurosurgical coders. This Guide is ideal for neurosurgeons, their billing and coding personnel, and office managers.

    PRICING

    AANS Member: $135 | Non-member: $200

  • NSF February 2021: Gene and viral therapy for GBM Volume 50, issue 2

    Includes Credits

    3 CME | AANS Member: Free| Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee

    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. The participant will develop a better understanding of the potential role of gene and viral therapies for glioblastoma treatment.
    2. The participant will develop a greater knowledge of targets for gene therapy and viral vectors used for glioblastoma treatment.
    3. The participant will learn about the methods for gene and viral therapy delivery.
    4. The participant will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the clinical trial designs and safety issues around gene and viral therapy in neurosurgical neuro-oncology.

    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Joshua Wang

    Manish Aghi

    Nidal Omar

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 02/01/2021 to 2/1/2024.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • AANS Printable Patient Education Pages

    AANS Member: $0 | Non-member: $99

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    Finding organized, trustworthy information to send home with your patients can be a challenge. Utilize this set of printable PDFs covering more than 30 neurosurgical conditions and treatments.

    Each patient education page is written and edited by neurosurgeons to give your patients consistent, reliable information. Your practice name and contact information can be added in the fillable fields at the the end of each page. 

    New additions will be added to this set at a later date when they are provided by experts.

    PRICING

    AANS Member: $0 | Non-member: $99

  • 2021 E/M Update Webinar for Coders and Neurosurgeons Archive

    Includes Credits

    Prepare for E/M changes effective January 1, 2021. AANS Member: $49 | Non-member: $99

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    Coders, neurosurgeons and practices learn how to properly code for the E/M changes effective January 1, 2021, with this expert-led webinar. Find strategies to adapt to the new coding changes, avoid miscoding and make the most positive impact on your practice's bottom line.

    CME Credits

    Earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    Faculty

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    John Ratliff, MD, FAANS
    Stanford Univ./Neurosurgery

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    Luis Tumialan, MD, FAANS
    Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health
    St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

    • Identify changes in evaluation and management coding that will begin in 2021.
    • Appropriately describe the different approaches to defining level of outpatient service for correct coding.
    • Describe the full scope of medical decision making, how different levels of medical decision making are defined and how medical decision making impacts correct evaluation and management coding.

    Pricing

    AANS Member: $49
    Non-member: $99

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

    NameDisclosureType of Relationship
    *John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS Stryker Spine

    Medtronic, NuVasive

    Consultant

    Consultant Honorarium

     

    *Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD, FAANS

     

     Medtronic, LessRay               

     

    Consultant Honorarium

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



  • 49th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Archive

    Includes Credits

    Find what you missed from this event in this archive packed with the latest in pediatric neurological surgery.

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    The 49th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Elevating Health Through Knowledge gathered the pediatric neurological surgery community in an engaging forum to exchange ideas, connect with colleagues and discuss new technologies and research. 

    Find what you missed from this event in this archive packed with the latest in pediatric neurological surgery. 

    Highlights

    • Chair Address and Welcome Message
    • Fellows Scientific Showcase
    • Abstract videos
    • Sessions covering functional neurosurgery, trauma, spine, socioeconomic issues and more

    Access is complimentary for registrants of the virtual Pediatric Section Annual Meeting that took place Dec. 2-4, 2020.

    CME Credits

    Earn up to 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

    Pricing

    Virtual Meeting Attendee: Free
    Pediatric Section Member: $149
    Non-member: $199

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss new clinical updates and scientific research to treat tumor, epilepsy, DBS and trauma pediatric neurosurgical conditions.
    • Recognize innovative research conducted by pediatric neurosurgical fellows.
    • Assess the management and treatment of pediatric patients with COVID-19.

    This course is sponsored via an educational grant from both Medtronic and Stryker

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.


    Name

    Disclosure

    Type of Relationship

    Philipp R. Aldana, MD, FAANS

    Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances

    Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation

    Allan J. Belzberg, MD, FAANS

    Grants/Research Support

    Grants/Research Support

    Dept of Defense

    Children's Tumor Foundation

    Jeffrey W. Campbell, MD, FAANS

    Consultant Fees

    Consultant Fees

    Biomarin

    Biogen

    Samuel H. Cheshier, MD, PhD, FAANS

    Grants/Research Support

    Grants/Research Support

    Grants/Research Support

    Grants/Research Support

    Children's Health Research Initiative at Stanford

    Intermountain Health Foundation

    Huntsman Cancer Foundation

    B+ Foundation

    Ann Marie Flannery, MD, FAANS, FACS

    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)

    HCA

    Hannah E. Goldstein, MD

    Grants/Research Support

    Consultant Fees

    Aadi Biosciences

    Medtronic

    James M. Johnston, Jr., MD, FAANS

    Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity

    CNine Biosolutions, LLC

    Adam Li

    Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances

    ImPACT Applications

    David Delmar Limbrick, Jr., MD, PhD, FAANS

    Grants/Research Support

    Grants/Research Support

    Microbot Medical, Inc.

    Medtronic, Inc.

    Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD, FAANS

    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)

    Therma Neurosciences

    Jogi V. Pattisapu, MD, FAANS(L)

    Consultant Fees

    Consultant Fees

    Integra Neurosciences

    Karger Publications

    Brandon G. Rocque, MD, MS, FAANS

    Consultant Fees, Gifts: Merchandise, Entertainment, Travel, etc., Grants/Research Support

    Consultant Fees, Gifts: Merchandise, Entertainment, Travel, etc., Grants/Research Support

    Grants/Research Support

    Genentech

    Pfizer

    Carevive

    Nicholas Sader, MD

    Grants/Research Support

    Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)

    Rajeev Deb Sen, MD

    Consultant Fees

    Arthrex