AAN Supports New Care Management Payments

September 5, 2012


On August 30, 2012, the AAN submitted comments on the proposed 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last July. AAN's key comments focused on:

  • Reviewing E/M Visits within a Global Surgical Package
  • Supporting Appropriate Reimbursement for Post–Discharge Transitional Care Management Services
  • Primary Care Services Furnished in Advanced Primary Care Practices
  • DME Face–to– Face Encounters
  • Physician Payment, Efficiency and Quality Improvements– Physician Quality Reporting System
  • Physician Compare Website
  • The Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program
  • Payment Adjustments for Advanced Imaging Procedures for Group Practices
  • Physician Value–Based Payment Modifier

CMS will review and respond to all comments in a final rule to be issued around November 1, 2012. The AAN will review the final rule in its entirety and comment as needed to protect the interests of neurologists.