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Axis Neuromonitoring Axis Neuromonitoring

AXIS Neuromonitoring provides high quality intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM). During surgery, we monitor the integrity of nerves and neurological responses along neural pathways, helping surgeons identify and protect neural structures.

Neuromonitoring 101

If your surgeon has requested neuromonitoring for your upcoming procedure, you may have questions. Find out what neuromonitoring is and how it benefits your surgery.

Will My Insurance Cover IONM?

There are many different insurance policies with varying coverages. So we’ll help you find out if yours covers IONM. Here’s what you can do to help make the process easier.

Time for Q&A

You don’t have to be an expert in neuromonitoring—that’s our job. However, we have provided some of our most commonly asked questions and their answers for you to read.

The Day of Surgery

To help prepare our patients for their upcoming surgeries, we created this short video. It illustrates the role AXIS Neuromonitoring plays the day of surgery.

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Both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the North American Spine Society (NASS) have praised an extremely rare tri-partisan Washington initiative (Democrats and Republican in Congress; President Trump) to act on the sometimes-huge surprise medical bills patients receive after surgery. At the same time, Trump was expected to issue an executive order, possibly this work week (May 28-31) which would require caregivers to publicly post prices and might send the Justice Department after so-called regional health care monopolies (see below).

CMS finds serious deficiencies at MD Anderson

CMS found serious care deficiencies at Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center during two investigations this spring, according to the Houston Chronicle. CMS investigated the facility in early April and mid-May after MD Anderson reported an adverse event involving a blood transfusion in December 2018. Regulators found issues involving nursing care, laboratory services, patient rights, institutional oversight and quality assurance, according to CMS letters cited by the Chronicle.

The modern-day twisted ethics of physician referrals. Patients would not prefer a referral based on her physician's employment arrangement rather than quality ratings but that is how our system is designed.

Months ago, I reviewed medical claims for an employer interesting in reducing its annual increases in healthcare costs. The employer had an ordinary health plan for its covered members: a $1000 deductible and a $2500 out-of-pocket maximum. Granted, these member responsibilities might be a tough challenge for its low-wage workers but overall it was a common plan.

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