NASS Insider

January 24, 2023

NASS Needs Your Help to Set Our New Advocacy Priorities

With the start of 2023 also comes the start of a brand-new Congress – the 118th Congress officially started on January 3. The new two-year Congressional cycle has NASS once again looking to review its legislative priorities and top issues that will dictate the majority of our advocacy activities. This is something that cannot be done without direct input from the NASS membership.

I am asking for 3-5 minutes of your time to complete the following survey to help us identify what issues before Congress are most important to you, your practice, and your patients.
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With the previous Congress seeing the passage and signing into law of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, the expansion of Graduate Medical Education payments under Medicare – for the first time since 1997, and unanimous passage in the House of Representatives the Improving Seniors Timely Access to Care Act, NASS is looking to build upon that success over the next two years with the legislative priorities that you have helped to identify.

If you would like more information on our legislative priorities or the Advocacy program, please reach out to our advocacy staff at

Philip L. Schneider, MD
President, National Association of Spine Specialists
Advocacy Council Chair, North American Spine Society