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February 9, 2015

Providers protest against site-neutral payment proposal – Fierce Health Finance

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and other providers are pushing back against a proposed Obama administration policy change that would introduce much greater site neutrality regarding how they are paid.

Such a change would likely prevent many providers from charging more at outpatient facilities that are owned by hospitals than if they had been owned by medical practices. That has been the bane of many patients who wind up seeking care at physician offices or outpatient facilities that have been acquired by hospitals, causing higher bills or out-of-pocket costs compared to past visits.

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