Washington E-Newsletter

CMS Seeks Feedback on Low Back Pain Cost Measure

CMS and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, will conduct field-testing for five newly developed episode-based cost measures, including a low back pain cost measure, from Jan. 10 through Feb. 25. Field-testing allows CMS to collect feedback and refine this measure before it is tied to Medicare physician payment adjustments under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Neurosurgeons are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to provide input.

Click here for additional information about the measure, how to access your field test report and how to submit feedback.