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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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February 12, 2018

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Applauds Inclusion of Site Neutral Payment Reforms in President’s FY2019 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 a provision in President Trump’s FY2019 Budget to […]

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July 25, 2017

The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Endorses Site Neutral Provisions in FY2018 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The Alliance commends CMS’ effort to reduce payment discrepancies between physician practices and hospital outpatient departments in proposed 2018 physician payment rule WASHINGTON — The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform – a coalition of patient advocates, providers, payers and employers supporting payment parity across sites of service – commends the Center for Medicare & […]

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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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