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On August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) effective on or after January 1, 2021. The net result of these proposed changes is a -7% decrease in payment for general surgeons in 2021. The Society, along with its partners in the Surgical Care Coalition, is urging Congress to enact legislation to waive Medicare’s budget neutrality requirements for E/M adjustments and to require CMS to apply the increased E/M adjustment to all 10- and 90-day global code values.
Join ASBrS for a new six-part Shared Decision-Making Webinar Series, developed in partnership with the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) alongside AONN+, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Association of Oncology Social Work, National Patient Advocate Foundation, CancerCare and Advanced Practitioner Society For Hematology And Oncology.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons is pleased to announce the creation of a Health Disparities Advisory Group to address inequalities in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer patients.