Inside CMS - 11/07/2019

CMS Pushes Ahead With 340B, Site Neutral Cuts In 2020

By Michelle M. Stein / November 1, 2019 at 6:51 PM
CMS on Friday (Nov. 1) finalized controversial proposals in the 2020 hospital outpatient pay rule to continue cuts to 340B drug reimbursement and to pay for clinic visits at certain off-campus facilities, despite federal district judges ruling against both policies. America’s Essential Hospitals said the agency is flouting the judges’ decisions by finalizing these policies, and the American Hospital Association also said CMS is ignoring the recent legal decisions. “The agency also prolongs confusion and uncertainty for hospitals by maintaining...

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