Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Urges CMS to Reduce Burdens Associated with APM Participation

  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

On April 10, the AANS and the CNS joined dozens of national physician organizations and more than 100 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), health systems, hospitals, clinics and practices from across the country in opposing two recently finalized policies in the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. These policies pertain to certified electronic health record technology utilization requirements for ACOs, alternative payment model (APM) entities and their participating practices. The letter outlines concerns that these policies will significantly increase burdens and jeopardize participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and other Medicare Advanced APMs with a disproportionate impact on small practices and the patients they serve.

Click here to read the letter.