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Neurosurgery Comments on Medicare Hospital-ASC Proposed Rule

On Oct. 5, the AANS and the CNS submitted comments to CMS regarding the 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)/Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) proposed rule. Our comments focused on the following topics:

  • Eliminating the inpatient-only list;
  • Prior authorization for spine and neurostimulator procedures;
  • New C-APC 5465 (Level 5 Neurostimulator and Related Products);
  • Physician-owned hospitals;
  • Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program; and
  • Expansion of the ASC list.

Click here to read the letter.

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