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Hospitals mount campaign against site-neutral Medicare payments
Modern Healthcare

Hospital leaders are working to head off any momentum in Congress toward overhauling Medicare rates to pay hospitals the same for outpatient services as the program pays for the same services in physician offices. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has pushed site-neutral payment policies for years. The panel will make the same recommendation to lawmakers in its March report, and the change could mean a $1.44 billion annual drop in reimbursement if Congress adopts it.