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November 5, 2023

Review of Expert and Academic Literature on Site Neutral Payment Policies

The Yale Tobin Center for Economic Policy released a review of expert and academic literature assessing the status and impact of site neutral payment policies in the Medicare program. The review provides a thorough examination of site neutral payment policies already in effect and those currently under consideration in Congress.

The review also notes, “In general, the prevailing literature has highlighted that, despite marked differences in payment rates for a range of services, identical services are being delivered to very similar patients across physicians’ offices, hospital-based clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). Moreover, there is no peer reviewed evidence that shows differences in the quality of services delivered across, for example, hospital outpatient departments and physicians’ offices.”

Read the review in full here.