(NOTE: This is a longer version of an article that appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vascular Specialist.) Congress passed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (MACRA) by a bipartisan vote in 2015.
By Sean Lyden, MD and Matthew Mell, MDSVS Government Relations Committee
A coalition of more than 150 medical associations and societies, representing subspecialties and states and including the Society for Vascular Surgery, has urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to adopt changes to CMS’ proposed rule on Evaluation & Management services alterat
In August, the U.S. House has taken a huge step forward in health and research funding, as Congress has not passed a Labor HHS funding bill without an omnibus since 2007.
"My group manages eight hospital labs and a physician group-owned outpatient lab that provides services in nine outpatient clinics… We are critically dependent on appropriate reimbursement for vascular ultrasound services to be able to maintain the high-quality service we provide in the commu
Legislative Wins Show Power of Grassroots Letters
The SVS submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September on two important Proposed Rules affecting vascular surgeons: the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS).
After nearly six months of preliminary work, the APM Task Force now is focusing on developing a vascular-specific Advanced Alternative Payment Model.
Spending an entire day or so learning about the history of the Medicare and Medicaid programs? Fascinating, said Dr. Matthew Sideman, chair of the SVS Coding and Reimbursement Committee.