Burgess: Site Neutral Policies Key To Stable Doc Pay, Lower Overall Costs

By Jalen Brown / April 18, 2024 at 7:06 PM
Implementing site-neutral Medicare payment policies could replace the budget neutrality requirements that have driven cuts to physician pay while supporting independent practices and lowering overall health care costs for the American people, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) suggested to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra during a Wednesday (April 17) hearing on the President’s 2025 budget. Burgess also grilled Becerra on the lack of site neutral proposals in the budget, saying it indicates the administration favors large hospital systems over smaller providers, which...

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