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June 26, 2023

Paragon Policy Brief on Site Neutral Payment Refrorms

A recent policy brief from Paragon Health Institute finds “enacting ‘site neutral’ policies across health care settings can save taxpayers and patients money without sacrificing quality and can fight provider consolidation.” The brief  is intended to provide an overview Medicare site of service differentials, their implications, recent policy actions to address them, and potential options for site-neutral payment reforms. Among those reforms, Paragon recommends eliminating site neutral exceptions for off-campus hospital outpatient departments and implementing a unified payment system across post-acute care settings.

Read the full brief here.