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Rivkin Radler Partner Eric Fader co-authored an article in the March-April issue of SpineLine, the magazine of the North American Spine Society (NASS). The article, “OIG Advisory Opinion Cautions Against ‘Surgeon Deals’ in Neuromonitoring,” was written with Rich Vogel, PhD, DABNM, FASNM, the current President of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM). Following up on the article, Dr. Vogel and Eric also recorded a podcast for NASS which just became available on YouTube and Spotify.

The article included a detailed analysis of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) Advisory Opinion 23-05, previously discussed in Rivkin Rounds, which warned that a common arrangement under which surgeons profit from referrals of their patients for intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services can violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). The podcast, hosted by Alex P. Michael, M.D., a spinal neurosurgeon, discussed the Advisory Opinion and changes in the IONM industry since its issuance.

Eric has advised IONM companies since 2001 and is nationally recognized within the industry.

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