Ama Policy

Exclusion of Preoperative Services from Surgical Global Fee H-70.948

Payment Rules
The AMA: (1) strongly protests the effort to lower surgical fees by third party redefinition of the surgical global periods promulgated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; (2) supports efforts to counter this change in definition of a global period through negotiation, legislation and litigation as required, including the filing of an amicus curiae brief.

Policy Timeline 

Res. 830, I-97 Reaffirmed by Sub. Res. 846, A-98 Reaffirmed: CLRPD Rep. 1, A-08 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 01, A-18