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Neurosurgeon Featured in Articles Regarding Medicare Payment Cuts

On Nov. 1, the Surgical Care Coalition (SCC) issued a press release urging Congress to protect patients from the proposed Medicare payment cuts set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, by passing H.R. 8800, the Supporting Medicare Providers Act. In the release, the SCC noted that significant medical inflation and staffing and supply chain shortages continue to harm surgical care teams across the country.

Subsequently, John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS, chair of the AANS/CNS Washington Committee, was featured in a Becker’s ASC Review article titled, “Physician leaders balk at Medicare 4.48% physician fee cut.” Dr. Ratliff stated, “Patients deserve a more stable and durable Medicare system. Though more robust solutions are needed to create that reality, this bill would be a step in the right direction.” In addition, he was featured in a Bloomberg Law article titled “Doctors Face Nearly 4.5% Cut in Medicare Reimbursements in 2023.”