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Kim Norton

Kim Norton has worked in medical device reimbursement for over 25 years. She is currently the Vice President of Reimbursement for Simplify Medical and serves as a reimbursement consultant to medical technology companies in general. Her focus is primarily on spine and orthopedics. Kim can be reached at kim@jetcityconsulting.com.

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The Potential Impact of the CMS CY2021 Proposed Rules on Spine

By Kim Norton on 10/30/20 9:30 AM

Changes proposed in the CMS 2021 Proposed Rules could weigh heavily on the Spine market if enacted.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its Proposed Rules for the Physician Fee Schedule as well as the Outpatient and ASC Payment System for calendar year 2021. There were a number of new and unanticipated proposals within each of the Rules that are likely to have a profound impact on spinal surgery should they be adopted in the Final Rules later this year. A few of the highlights, including those concerning the Physician Fee Schedules and Hospital Outpatient and ASC Payment Systems, are included in the complete article.

To learn more about these and other proposed rule changes, click the button below to read the full article.

Download the CMS CY2021 Proposed Rules Article

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