Dr. Mitchell Reiter, President of the NJ State Spine Society has called for an emergency meeting to be held on February 15th, 2012 at the Sheraton Tara Hotel located on 199 Smith Road in Parsippany, NJ. If there ever was a Call To Arms, this is a meeting to collect input and coalesce NJ Spine Surgeons to address a direct attack on spine procedure reimbursement.
If there ever was a call for unity, this is the meeting. A message to all NJ spine surgeons, if ever you were going to talk the talk, its time to walk the walk. Action will speak louder than words. Forces in the State are threatening the current out-of-network providers with legislation that if effected will hinder your ability to practice medicine and earn an fair wage for your efforts.
The matter at heart is the PIP fee schedule, which is to be overhauled. This schedule threatens caring for MVA victims financially untenable for NJ spine surgeons. The patients freedom of choice is being threatened. The current crisis is predicated on the ideas of some influential individuals in the State to change the manner in which out-of-network billing for spine surgery is performed. The fundamental rights of patients' and surgeons' to have freedom of choice is being threatened. If spine surgeons in the state are not ready to unite, the likely outcome will affect the future of all Garden Staters. So NJ Spine Surgeons do you have the cojones to unite and fight, or are you going to roll over?
Spine Surgeons of the Garden State Unite and Fight.
Who knows maybe the NJSSS will adopt Twisted Sisters famous song of years ago
"We're not going to take it, no we're not going to take it, we're not going to take it anymore!!!!!!!!!!