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Neurosurgeon Pens Op-Ed on Medicare Payment Cuts

On Nov. 1, AL.com published an op-ed by AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee member Richard Menger, MD, MPA, titled, “Why is it hard for grandma to see her doctor?” In the op-ed, Dr. Menger discusses how steep Medicare physician payment cuts scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, put seniors at risk for reduced access to care. He noted that the “people most impacted by these cuts will be our Medicare patients. In the backdrop of inflation, practices will not be able to sustain themselves by treating Medicare patients.” On Nov. 3, Neurosurgery Blog published a cross-post to amplify Dr. Menger’s message.