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November 28, 2016

CONGRESS: Protecting “Common Sense” Site Neutral Payment Policy Good for Taxpayers, Patients, Medicare Program

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform strongly urges Congress to reject efforts to dial back payment parity reforms in 21st Century Cures legislation  WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform – a coalition of patient advocates, providers and payers who support payment parity across sites of service – is urging Congress to protect […]

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November 3, 2016

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Commends CMS for Finalizing Site Neutral Payment in Final HOPPS Payment Rule for 2017

Stakeholders express disappointment CMS did not finalize limitations on the expansion of services in hospital outpatient setting WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform today commended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for finalizing site neutral payment policies within its 2017 HOPPS Final Payment Rule, which prohibits a hospital outpatient department […]

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September 12, 2016

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Launches New Website, Renews Effort to Equalize Payments Across Healthcare Settings

As Congress returns to Washington, Alliance urges lawmakers to protect site neutral payment provisions to reduce patient, employer and taxpayer costs Washington – The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform launched a new website today (www.siteneutral.org) to better educate lawmakers, industry stakeholders, and the public about the many benefits of advancing site neutral payment reforms […]

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June 7, 2016

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Calls on Congress to Reject Legislation that Undermines Progress on Site Neutral Payment Policies

Newly introduced bill exempting certain HOPDs and cancer hospitals from payment reform would undercut policies that reduce healthcare costs for patients, employers and taxpayers WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform today voiced its opposition for elements of new legislation that would exempt cancer hospitals and certain Hospital Outpatient Departments (HOPDs) from site […]

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April 7, 2016

New Milliman Study Underscores Need for Payment Parity Across Sites of Service

Seismic shift in cancer care from physician office setting to hospital outpatient department resulting in dramatically higher patient and payer costs WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform – a coalition formed to address payment parity across sites of service in order to decrease Medicare and commercial spending, lower taxpayer and beneficiary costs […]

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November 4, 2015

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Urges Parity Across Sites of Service at Capitol Hill Briefing

– Eliminating disparities for identical care provided in different settings promotes healthcare savings and patient choice – WASHINGTON – America’s healthcare system could save billions of dollars if payment rates for identical healthcare services were equalized across care settings, according to a group of consumer advocates, policy experts and physicians who spoke at a Capitol […]

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November 3, 2015

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Praises Enactment of Site Neutral Payment Provision in Budget Deal

Coalition of providers, insurers and patient advocacy groups calls on Congress to further advance site-neutral policies to reduce healthcare costs for patients, employers and taxpayers WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform today applauded a new site-neutral payment provision included in the federal budget agreement signed into law yesterday by President Barack Obama. […]

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October 27, 2015

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Applauds Inclusion of Site Neutral Payment Provision in Budget Deal

Coalition of providers, insurers and patient advocacy groups urges lawmakers to advance site neutral payment reform to protect patient access, reduce healthcare spending WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Site-Neutral Payment Reform today applauded lawmakers for including a site-neutral payment provision in the proposed federal budget agreement, which would ensure all new hospital acquisitions of private […]

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