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March 21, 2019

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Asks Lawmakers to Expand Payment Parity Across Sites of Services

Site neutral payment policies lower out-of-pocket costs for patients, provide stability for the Medicare program and promote transparency in the healthcare marketplace WASHINGTON—The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today to underscore opportunities for expanding site neutral payment policy to address how Medicare patients are paying vastly different prices for […]

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March 13, 2019

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Applauds Inclusion of Site Neutral Payment Reforms in President’s FY2020 Budget

WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform – a coalition of healthcare providers, insurers, employers and patient advocacy groups established to address growing access to care issues driven by disparities in payment rates for identical clinical services provided in different healthcare settings – today commended provisions in President Trump’s FY2020 Budget to expand […]

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February 22, 2019

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Urges Congress to Consider Site Neutral Payment Reforms

In a letter to Congressional leaders, Alliance detailed how site neutral payment reforms can save U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars while increasing access to care in community-based settings WASHINGTON—The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform submitted letters to Congressional leadersurging them to consider site neutral payment reforms to achieve significant health care savings that directly and […]

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November 6, 2018

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Responds to OPPS Final Rule

Alliance Commends CMS for Finalizing Site Neutral Provision in Final Rule, Encourages Further Action to Continue Expansion of Site Neutrality for All Outpatient Services Washington, DC— The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform today commended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for finalizing a provision to expand site neutral payments to all outpatient […]

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October 3, 2018

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Praises Proposed OPPS Rule

Advocacy group calls proposed rule step in the right direction, asks for more changes to advance payment parity across sites of service WASHINGTON—The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on how to more effectively establish site neutral payment reform by modifying the Calendar Year […]

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July 31, 2018

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Applauds Inclusion of Site Neutral Provision in New Proposed Medicare Rule

New rule would reduce spending for Medicare patients and the federal government by more than $760 million WASHINGTON—Today the Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform commended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for proposing to expand site neutral payments for all outpatient clinic visits in its CY19 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System […]

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July 16, 2018

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Offers Support for Site Neutral Policy in a Letter to HHS Secretary Azar

The letter commends site neutral payment provision in President Trump’s American Patients First blueprint and urges the administration to expand site neutral payments in order to increase competition, preserve patient choice, and reduce healthcare costs WASHINGTON––The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform submitted a letterto Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today providing support […]

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May 4, 2018

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Applauds Site Neutral Policies in the Republican Study Committee’s FY 2019 Budget

The RSC budget calls for site neutral payments to apply to all off-campus care settings WASHINGTON––The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform submitted a letter to the Republican Study Committee (RSC) commending the group for including site neutral policies in the budget for fiscal year 2019. The policy, if adopted, would significantly lower Medicare spending and […]

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March 22, 2018

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Provides Feedback on Health Care Price and Information Transparency to Senate Working Group

WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform today urged a bipartisan group of Senators to consider expansion of site neutral payment policies for outpatient services to help empower patients, promote competition in the health care marketplace and decrease costs. The recommendation was made in response to a request for stakeholder input from Senators […]

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February 14, 2018

Alliance Applauds Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for Examining Costs of Healthcare Consolidation

WASHINGTON—The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform today commended the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for highlighting the high costs of healthcare consolidation to patients, employers, and taxpayers. The Subcommittee hearing, “Examining the Impact of Health Care Consolidation,” will shine a light on marketplace consolidation trends that are increasing costs and limiting patient choice […]

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