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February 26, 2015

A simple Medicare fix: Same fee for same service – The Morning Call

Imagine this basic scenario: You are out of milk. You could go to your local convenience store and purchase a gallon for $3. But instead, you drive 25 miles to buy the identical gallon of milk for $5 at a large chain grocery store. If this sounds absurd, that’s because it is. However, it’s analogous […]

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February 25, 2015

A Common-Sense Medicare Solution: Site-Neutral Payment Reform – Roll Call

Imagine this basic scenario: You are out of milk. You could go to your local convenience store and purchase a gallon for $3. But instead, you drive 25 miles to buy the identical gallon of milk for $5 at a large chain grocery store. If this sounds absurd, that’s because it is. However it’s analogous […]

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February 9, 2015

Providers protest against site-neutral payment proposal – Fierce Health Finance

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and other providers are pushing back against a proposed Obama administration policy change that would introduce much greater site neutrality regarding how they are paid. Such a change would likely prevent many providers from charging more at outpatient facilities that are owned by hospitals than if they had been owned […]

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February 3, 2015

Site-Neutral Coalition Formed As Obama, Congress Consider Equalizing Pay Among Settings – Inside Health Policy

Health plans, cancer patients, nursing homes, and primary care doctors and internists have formed the Alliance for Site-Neutral Payment Reform to lobby Congress for pay policies that would reduce Medicare spending while increasing pay for providers in the coalition — a move that comes as President Obama pushes site-neutral pay policies for outpatient services in […]

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