Make Your Voice Heard – Ask Congress to Take Action to Prevent Medicare Cuts
As previously reported, on Aug. 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, CMS will slash Medicare payments to neurosurgeons by at least 7%, jeopardizing patient access to surgical care in the middle of a pandemic. The reductions are primarily driven by new Medicare payment policies for office and outpatient visits, also known as evaluation and management (E/M) services. Congress needs to step in and stop these cuts before they hurt patient access to surgical care.
Click here to go to neurosurgery’s Advocacy Action Center to send an email to your elected officials asking them to take action to halt the Medicare cuts.