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Reimbursement and Coding

  • Ask a Coding Question: Members can exclusively submit specific coding questions for review and reply by the NASS Coding Committee.
  • Coding Article Archives: Each issue of SpineLine typically includes at least one article about coding and reimbursement. These archived articles from the past 20+ years are available through the members-only section of the NASS website.
  • Coding Courses and Annual Book: Each year NASS publishes the Common Coding Scenarios publication and hosts several live coding courses around the U.S. (members receive significant discounts on these resources).
  • CPT/RUC and Policy Comments: NASS is actively involved in the CPT and RUC processes and regularly comments on policy and scientific topics that affect reimbursement for members.

Coverage Recommendations

To access the more than 25 coverage recommendations available for free to members ($395 per topic for nonmembers; currently a $10,000+ value!), add these free downloadable products to your shopping cart, then complete your $0.00 order. Once your order is complete, you can access the documents in your My Downloads.


The National Association of Spine Specialists, NASS' advocacy arm, serves as the primary voice for spine specialists on Capitol Hill. This group works with Congress to advocate for policies that directly affect members. Members can get more involved with advocacy efforts by staying informed on current issues, applying for Advocacy Council committees, or donating to the SpinePAC.

Practice Resources

Research Funding

NASS has funded over $4 million in multidisciplinary research; members have exclusive access to funding opportunities based on the annual funding schedule.

Contact Other Members and NASS Staff

Connect with other NASS members by searching through the members-only directory on SpineConnect, or contact the NASS headquarters office with questions about NASS, your benefits, or getting more involved:

Questions about NASS Membership?

Contact the Membership Department:

Phone: 866-960-6277 or 001-630-230-3600 from outside the United States,
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