Alan Speir to Present on SGR Reform During 62nd Annual Meeting

August 25, 2015 | By More
Alan M. Speir, MD

Plan to attend Alan Speir, MD’s talk on SGR Reform during the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting, Saturday, November 7, 7:40 am.

STSA Member, Alan M. Speir, MD of Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, will deliver an important talk during the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting, titled “SGR Reform: What Got Us Here, Won’t Get Us There.”

“Obviously the SGR repeal and cessation of the global unbundling has been an incredible win for our specialty,” said STSA Program Committee Member Richard Lee, MD, MBA of Saint Louis University. “That said, a whole new area of relevant practice changes is imminent as a result.”

Dr. Speir’s STSA 62nd Annual Meeting presentation will address misunderstood aspects of the SGR Reform Bill (MACRA) and how the current practice of CT surgery may have to be modified in compliance with new components of the Bill. The presentation will also explain how current payment is calculated in the specialty; the importance of blocking the “0-day global” measures planned for implementation by CMS in 2016; and how surgeons can further document and define care activities in CT Surgery with an emphasis on improvement of clinical outcomes in the expanding environment of value-based purchasing.

Dr. Speir’s talk will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 7:40 am-8:00 am at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Review the entire STSA 62nd Annual Meeting educational lineup in the Advance Program.

Register for the 62nd Annual Meeting and reserve your hotel room today at This will be an educational and fun meeting that you and your family won’t want to miss!

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