Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service

ASS interacts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on a regular basis to represent the interests of members and their patients on regulatory and reimbursement issues related to spine care.

CMS Collaboration

​NASS’ Health Policy and Research Councils and Coding Committee work with CMS to help develop coding, coverage, and reimbursement policy for spine care. NASS also is active in providing input to CMS on practice-related regulatory issues.

Recent comment letters to CMS on regulatory and reimbursement issues can be found on the Scientific and Policy Comments page.

CMS Revises Payment Policy for Consultation Services​​​​