April 27, 2024

STAT readers respond to First Opinion essays on site-neutral payments, free medical school tuition, and more – STAT, April 27, 2024

“Former HHS secretaries: Congress should adopt site-neutral payments for health care,” by Alex Azar and Kathleen G. Sebelius As a practicing oncologist, I wholeheartedly agree with the former HHS secretaries’ call to expand site-neutral payment policy. It is a commonsense reform, independent of one’s political leanings. Regardless of party, policymakers can agree that giving patients the […]

March 14, 2024

‘Site-neutral’ payments for chemotherapy could save Medicare billions – Washington Post, March 14, 2024

As if to prove that every rule has an exception, the usually dysfunctional Republican-majority House of Representatives has at least one sensible piece of bipartisan legislation on its record: In December it passed a health-care measure called the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act on a 320-71 vote. Also contrary to Congress’s occasional practice, the bill’s name […]

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