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Neurosurgery Objects to DRG Reassignment for LITT

On Aug. 19, the AANS and the CNS sent a letter to CMS objecting to a proposal in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule to reassign Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) Brain Procedures to new diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) without first giving notice in the proposed rule. The letter did not specifically address the reassignment but strongly opposed the lack of opportunity for public comment. Neurosurgery has asked CMS to rescind the action, conduct a thorough analysis of the impact of such DRG reassignment and allow the public a chance to comment.

Click here to read neurosurgery’s letter.