By David Hogberg | June 19, 2017 Competition in the healthcare market is healthy for patients. Unfortunately, in recent years hospitals, aided by government regulation, have reduced competition by consolidating and gobbling up physician practices. “Site-neutral payments” have the potential to slow that trend. Historically, Medicare has reimbursed hospitals for outpatient treatment at a higher […]
Site-Neutral Group Urges CMS To Eliminate Outpatient Facility Fees, Mandate Attestation – Inside Health Policy, June 2, 2017
By John Wilkerson | June 2, 2017 The Alliance for Site-Neutral Payment Reform asks that CMS use the upcoming outpatient pay rule to pay equal rates to hospital outpatient facilities and doctor offices, which is the opposite of hospitals’ request. Medicare pays far more for services in hospital-owned doctor offices than in independent doctor offices, […]
Alliance Letter to Secretary Price and Administrator Verma Regarding Site Neutral Payment Policies for Outpatient Services
Download the letter to Secretary Price and Administrator Verma regarding site neutral payment policies for outpatient services.
By Alex Kacik | April 13, 2017 Consolidation will continue to drive up healthcare costs and reduce quality of care unless lawmakers and regulators push policy reforms and rules aimed at increasing competition, according to new research. As providers increasingly look to consolidate in order to lower operating costs and create economies of scale, the Center […]