Trends of Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

Charalampos Siotos, M.D.; Michael A. Cheah, M.D.; George Damoulakis, M.S.; Jonathan Kelly, M.B.B.S., B.Ch.D.; Kalliopi Siotou, D.D.S.; Loren S. Schechter, M.D.; Deana S. Shenaq, M.D.; Gordon H. Derman, M.D.; Amir H. Dorafshar, M.D.


Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021;147(5):1220-1225. 

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Medicare reimbursement rates for common plastic surgery procedures performed at our institution have decreased steadily between 2010 and 2020 and have not kept pace with the rate of inflation. Plastic surgeons should be aware of these trends and advocate for more fair reimbursement rates.