Appeals Court: CMS Can Reduce Pay For Off-Campus Hospital Sites

By Michelle M. Stein / July 17, 2020 at 3:35 PM
The DC federal appeals court on Friday (July 17) ruled CMS has the authority to reduce reimbursement rates for outpatient clinic visits at certain off-campus hospital facilities in order to control the volume of services provided, reversing a lower court’s ruling that sided with hospitals in their challenge to the so-called site-neutral policy. “America’s hospitals and health systems are disappointed in this decision because it will cause serious harm to their ability to provide care for patients. It fails to...

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