It is with respect and admiration for his loyalty, dedication, and service to NASS that we, as a group, would like to co-nominate William Mitchell, MD for the David Selby Key Service Award. We believe Dr. Mitchell (Bill) is an excellent candidate for this award and are proud to nominate him for consideration.
Bill has been a member of NASS for approximately 15 years during which time he has freely dedicated his time, energy, and expertise while serving in a variety of Committee and Board positions, including but not limited to Coding Committee Chair, Health Policy Council Director, and Chair of Section Development. In addition to being co-Chair of the NASS 2007 Annual Convention, Bill has been invaluable serving as our NASS CPT Advisor for approximately the past 14 years, representing all NASS members in the fight for appropriate coding and reimbursement. He does this with strength and purpose and has been instrumental in making sure the voice of NASS is heard and understood. He has been a true champion for NASS’ cause in this regard. He continues to actively serve NASS membership as part of the coding committee by teaching courses, by responding to coding questions submitted by members, and by being one of the top resources in our society pertaining to coding and reimbursement issues. Bill is always there to help when requested, often contributing to Spineline
articles and conference calls at the requests of other committee chairs and staff liaisons even when he is not an active member of those committees. He is often asked to represent NASS at meetings with other societies and with various payers who respect his advice and opinions. He continues to devote countless voluntary hours to NASS and exemplifies the spirit and service behind the David Selby Award. It is with great honor and privilege that those of us noted below are proud to nominate William Mitchell, MD for this prestigious award.Nominated by David O'Brien Jr, MD; William Sullivan, MD; Donna M. Lahey, RNFA; Edward Dohring, MD