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STS Summer Series—Surgical Specialties at Risk: How Medicare Cuts to Surgery Will Affect You and Your Patients

STS Summer Series—Surgical Specialties at Risk: How Medicare Cuts to Surgery Will Affect You and Your Patients

Update: 2020-10-07
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In this episode of the STS Summer Series, Keith S. Naunheim, MD, and a panel of experts in health policy, advocacy, and public relations discuss the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to cut reimbursement for cardiothoracic surgeons and its likely negative effect on patients. The panel reviews a short history of Medicare reimbursement rates and shares the advocacy efforts underway to prevent these cuts, including opportunities for STS members to get involved in grassroots efforts. Panelists include: Francis C. Nichols III, MD, Alan M. Speir, MD, Liz Dahan, MA, MBA, and Noah Kristula-Green.

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STS Summer Series—Surgical Specialties at Risk: How Medicare Cuts to Surgery Will Affect You and Your Patients

STS Summer Series—Surgical Specialties at Risk: How Medicare Cuts to Surgery Will Affect You and Your Patients

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons