CMS To Continue Site-Neutral Cuts For 2020, Despite Scrapping 2019 Cuts

By Michelle M. Stein / December 12, 2019 at 1:51 PM
Despite its plan to follow a federal court decision and repay hospitals for deep cuts to clinic visits at certain off-campus hospital facilities for 2019, CMS tells Inside Health Policy it will implement the second year of those so-called site-neutral pay cuts to the same providers in 2020. When asked about future pay cuts, the agency pointed IHP back to the 2020 hospital outpatient pay rule, which lays out CMS’ plan to implement the second year of the...

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