Neurosurgery Joins the Alliance in Sending a Letter to CMS Regarding the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Proposed QPP Rule


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Ms. Seema Verma, MPH
Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: CMS-1694-P
P.O. Box 8011
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

Submitted online via Re: CMS-1693-P – Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program

Dear Administrator Verma:

On behalf of more than 100,000 specialty physicians from 15 specialty and subspecialty societies, and dedicated to the development of sound federal health care policy that fosters patient access to the highest quality specialty care, the undersigned members of the Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the “Alliance”) write in response to proposals outlined in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Year 3 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule.

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Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >