About the Health Policy Division


To preserve appropriate patient access to quality spine interventions through working with private payers; government, legislative, and regulatory entities; as well as other medical societies, in order to assure proper level of reimbursement, appropriate coverage criteria and optimal practice environment for qualified practicing physicians.


  1. Work with government and private payers to promote appropriate coverage policies for these vital procedures at the national, state, and local level.
  2. Educate payers and government entities about the benefits of spinal interventions and conscientious application of evidence.
  3. Promote appropriate coding and reimbursement by actively participating in panels developing CPT codes and payment values for each procedure.
  4. Provide input on regulations, legislation, and rules that impact the field of spinal interventions.

The Health Policy Division oversees she Spine Intervention Society's initiatives related to health policy, coverage, reimbursement, practice management, and scope of practice issues related to spine interventions. To address these areas, the Division has four committees:


  1. Coding and Reimbursement Committee - covers all CPT/RUC related issues and meetings.
  2. Coverage and Payer Relations Committee - reviews and drafts responses to draft coverage policies/determinations; advocates for implementation of reasonable coverage policies; and establishes rapport with payers.

Staff Contacts

Belinda Duszynski
Senior Director of Policy and Practice

Sandra Ray, MPH
Manager of Policy and Practice



    Scott I Horn, DO – Chair Joshua Levin, MD
    Kieran Slevin, MD
    Marzena M. Buzanowska, MD Kano Mayer, MD
    Claire Tibiletti, MD
    Richard Chang, MD, MPH
    Christopher Merifield, MD
    Kevin Vorenkamp, MD
    Jason Eldrige, MD Brandon Messerli, DO
    Ronald Wasserman, MD
    Luis Guerrero, MD
    David O’Brien, Jr, MD
    Andrew Yu, MD
    Wesley Ibazebo, MD
    Virtaj Singh, MD

Kano Mayer, MD
Kano Mayer, MD

Contact Us

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P: 630.203.2252
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