Hospital Executives Urge Congress To Reject MedPAC’s Site-Neutral Payment Recommendations
Hospital executives are lobbying Congress not to move forward with site-neutral payment policies that would equalize payment rates for evaluation and management visits provided inside or outside a hospital. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has recommended site-neutral payments for years and plans to continue its push in a March report to Congress. If Congress chooses to move forward with the policy, hospitals could see a $1.44 billion decline in reimbursements.
- "Hospitals Mount Campaign Against Site-Neutral Medicare Payments" (Dickson, Modern Healthcare, 2/26).