Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Responds to CMS RFI on National Provider Directory

The AANS and the CNS joined the Alliance of Specialty Medicine in responding to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI). The RFI sought input from the public about establishing a National Directory of Healthcare Providers & Services that could serve as a “centralized data hub” for health care providers nationwide.

The letter supports CMS’s goal of making more accurate and up-to-date directory information about providers available to the public in an easier-to-use format. The letter identifies two areas that could benefit from the adoption of a centralized provider directory:

  • Identifying and tracking physicians’ specialty and payer contracts; and
  • Prior authorization processes.

Click here to read the letter.