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September 30, 2019

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Applauds Proposed OPPS Rule

Advocacy group urges CMS to continue implementation of site neutral payments for outpatient clinic visits WASHINGTON— The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 27 in support of a provision to continue implementation of site neutral payments for outpatient clinic visits in the Calendar […]

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September 18, 2019

Alliance Disappointed in Federal Ruling Against Site-Neutral Payments

Ruling will allow hospitals to continue charging patients and payers significantly higher rates for same services provided in community setting—driving up care costs with no meaningful increase in quality  WASHINGTON—Today the Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform (Alliance) today expressed serious concern about a Federal D.C. District Court ruling against the Centers for Medicare & […]

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July 26, 2019

Alliance Commends Site Neutral Provisions in Senate Drug Pricing Package

Site neutral policies in the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019 approved by the Senate Finance Committee will lower out-of-pocket costs for seniors WASHINGTON—The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform (Alliance) today applauded the Senate Finance Committee for incorporating two site neutral policies in the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019. […]

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May 23, 2019

Alliance Opposes Legislation to Roll Back Site Neutral Reforms

H.R. 2552 threatens to raise healthcare costs for patients and taxpayers, fuel consolidation, and decrease transparency WASHINGTON—The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform (Alliance) today expressed opposition to a new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives aiming to roll back commonsense reforms that are saving money for patients and taxpayers and helping to […]

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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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