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House lawmakers launch effort to block site-neutral payments
Modern Healthcare

Two U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers on Thursday launched a bipartisan effort to override the Trump administration’s site-neutral pay regulation.

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) want to block a final CMS rule that went into effect Jan. 1 and cuts Medicare rates for hospital offsite clinics for some outpatient treatments. Their bill is backed by the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals, which represents investor-owned systems, and they are looking for senators to introduce companion legislation in that chamber.