The effects of the Medicare NCS reimbursement policy: utilization, payments, and patient access

Evan Reynolds, Kevin Kerber, Chloe Hill, Lindsey De Lott, Brandon Magliocco, Gregory Esper & Brian Callaghan
Objective: To determine whether the 2013 nerve conduction study (NCS) reimbursement reduction changed Medicare utilization, payments, and patient access to Medicare physicians, we performed a retrospective analysis of Medicare data (2012-2016 fee-for-service data from the CMS Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File). Methods: Individual billable services were identified by Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System CPT and G codes. Medicare utilization and payments were stratified by specialty and type of service (electrodiagnostic tests, including NCS...
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