Neurosurgery Highlighted in Article about Medicare Payment Cuts
An Oct. 9, Inside Health Policy article titled, “Providers, Lawmakers Ask CMS To Ease Cuts Tied To 2021 E/M Pay Bump,” highlighted neurosurgery’s reaction to H.R. 8505 and included information about the neurosurgery-led coalition letter to CMS. The article noted that Reps. Burgess and Russ introduced H.R. 8505, which would provide a one-year waiver of Medicare’s budget neutrality requirements, “to the delight” of the AANS and the CNS. The article concluded with a quote from neurosurgery’s press release stating that “America’s neurosurgeons are encouraged that Congress recognizes that cuts of the magnitude proposed by CMS could result in physicians taking fewer Medicare patients leading to longer wait times and reduced access to care for older Americans. Congress must act now to prevent this from happening,” said Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS, chair of the AANS/CNS Washington Committee.