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House bill trims pay for all hospitals to fund leeway in site-neutral Medicare pay
Modern Healthcare

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday unanimously agreed to cut hospital Medicare payments across the board to pay for allowing hospitals building on-campus outpatient departments to continue receiving higher rates than non-hospital clinics. The bill, which now goes to the full House, would slightly reduce the increase contained in the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act that is scheduled to go into effect in October 2017. That increase did not fully offset the 1.5% cut that goes into effect this October.