AAN Supports New Care Management Payments

September 5, 2012

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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.