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Neurosurgery Endorses Legislation to Increase Global Surgery Payments

On Dec. 1, Sen. Rand Paul, MD, (R-Ky.) introduced S. 4932, the “Medicare Reimbursement Equity Act.” In the final 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) refused to adjust the E/M portion of the 10- and 90-day global surgery codes to reflect the increased values of the revised office and outpatient E/M visit codes. If enacted, this legislation would require CMS to value the E/M portion of the global codes equal to the stand-alone E/M codes.

Click here to read surgery’s letter endorsing the bill.