Washington E-Newsletter

CMS Issues Proposed 2023 Medicare Inpatient Payment Rule

On April 18, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment proposed rule. Among other things, CMS proposes to return laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) procedures to open craniotomy Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS-DRG) Classifications. Last year neurosurgery joined other stakeholders in objecting to the reassignment of LITT to MS-DRGs associated with percutaneous procedures. The AANS and the CNS plan on submitting comments in response to the proposal, which will be finalized before Oct. 1. A fact sheet is available here