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AANS and CNS Comment on Hospital Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Center Payment Rule

On Sept. 11, the AANS and the CNS submitted comments regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Calendar Year 2024 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule. In the letter, the neurosurgical societies opposed the CMS proposal to re-adopt two previously retired quality measures that would evaluate facility procedure volume under the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting and ASC Quality Reporting programs. The AANS and the CNS also voiced concerns about measuring volume irrespective of quality, which could incentivize providers to perform non-indicated procedures.  

Click here to read the comment letter.