Public Policy

January 29, 2016

ISASS Policy & Advocacy News – January 2016

News and noteworthy information for January: 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Correction Notice CGS Finalizes LCD for MIS SIJ Fusion FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Public Notification of Medical Device Risks Califf Confirmation as FDA Commissioner Garners Opposition CMS Announces 2015 PQRS Data Submission Deadlines CMS Updates Open Payments Data and Adds New Features to Website EHR Incentive Programs EHR Hardship Exemption Process What’s Next for the EHR Incentive Programs? Senate HELP Committee Releases Draft Bipartisan EHR Legislation Some Employer Health Plans Lack Outpatient Surgery Coverage Research & Reimbursement Course Scheduled for ISASS16   2016 Physician Fee Schedule Correction Notice On January 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2016 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Correction Notice. […]
December 31, 2015

ISASS Policy & Advocacy News – December 2015

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe 2016 from all of us at ISASS and IASP. News and noteworthy information for the month of December: Research & Reimbursement Course Scheduled for ISASS16 AMA Wire: Court decides whether insurers can be sued for underpaid claims CMS Releases 2014 National Health Expenditure Data New Data Posted on Physician Compare 2016 Federal Tax and Spending Agreement Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act CDC Proposes Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing   Research & Reimbursement Course Scheduled for ISASS16 The ISASS Research Committee and the ISASS Coding & Reimbursement Task Force will host an exciting new session, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Reimbursement in a Value-Based World: A Forum for Surgeons and Industry” […]
December 23, 2015

ISASS Submits Comment Letter to CMS on Final 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Rule

On December 23, ISASS submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the final 2016 Physician Fee Schedule rule. The letter addresses the final work RVU assigned to CPT® 27279. ISASS Letter to CMS
December 23, 2015

ISASS Submits Comment Letter to CMS on Final 2016 Hosptial Outpatient and ASC Rule

On December 23, ISASS submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the final 2016 Hospital Outpatient and ASC rule. The letter expresses support for the addition of four spine procedures to the list of ASC covered surgical procedures: CPT® 0171T CPT® 0172T CPT® 63046 CPT® 63055 ISASS Letter to CMS