Neurosurgery Featured in News Articles about Proposed Medicare Payment Cuts
Following its release, the AANS and the CNS were featured in several articles about the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule.
- “Health Groups Criticize Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Changes for 2021,” read the Aug. 4, MedPage Today headline. The article underscored neurosurgery’s concern that drastic cuts caused by changes to the office visit codes will undermine patient access to neurosurgical care.
- On Aug. 6, Becker’s Spine Review, wrote, “Neurosurgeons ask Congress to intervene in CMS’ ‘ill-informed and dangerous’ Medicare payment cuts.” The article restated neurosurgery’s concerns about the cuts, noting that the AANS and the CNS “have asked Congress to waive Medicare’s budget neutrality requirements to prevent the cuts and require CMS to apply the increased evaluation and management payment adjustments to all 10- and 90-day global surgery codes.”