AANS President Featured in Articles about Medicare Payment Cuts
John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS, president of the AANS, was featured in a Dec. 2, Inside Health Policy article titled “Verma Downplays Medicare Cuts, But Providers Want Congress To Step In.” The article discussed the response by specialty physicians to pay cuts finalized by CMS on Dec. 1.
“This rule was a dangerous policy even before the pandemic, and enacting it during the worst health care crisis in a century is unconscionable. If Congress fails to act, it will further strain a health care system that’s already been pushed to the brink due to the COVID-19 pandemic and undermine patient care,” said Dr. Wilson.
Dr. Wilson was also featured in a Dec. 2, Health Care Dive article titled “CMS Makes Some Telehealth Coverage Permanent, Finalizes Specialty Rate Cuts.” Medical groups spoke out against the cuts to pay of many specialties in the physician fee schedule, arguing they could be disastrous for providers if 2021 sees a continuation of the rising expenses and declining revenue that’s defined 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.