Karen Borman, MD, FACS, has been appointed to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the appointment of six new members last week. The purpose of the panel is to provide expert guidance to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the CMS Administrator regarding the clinical integrity of ambulatory payment classification groups and their weights.
The panel also addresses and makes recommendations regarding supervision of outpatient services. CMS and HHS will take the panel’s advice into consideration when updating both the hospital outpatient and the ambulatory surgical center prospective payment systems.
The panel comprises 19 members who are employees of hospitals or hospital systems and other Medicare providers. Each panelist will serve a four-year term. Dr. Borman’s term begins August 1, 2012, and ends July 31, 2016. She is the senior associate program director of the general surgery residency program and an attending physician at Abington (PA) Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Borman also serves on the American College of Surgeons General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee. For more information on the panel, go to this site.