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Site-Neutral Payments Finalized Despite Hospitals' Objections

November 2, 2018

Despite objections from powerful hospital groups and lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a site-neutral payment policy for outpatient clinic visits. The change, which came in the 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, calls for hospital outpatient departments to be paid at a rate equivalent to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for clinic visits. That's 40 percent less than their current reimbursement. Click here for more information.