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Cures Bill Includes Site-Neutral Exemption; Hospitals Want More Waivers

By John Wilkerson / November 29, 2016 at 1:20 PM
The compromise 21st Century Cures bill includes a measure that exempts from Medicare site-neutral pay cuts to hospital outpatient departments that were in development when the site-neutral law took effect Nov. 2 of last year. The American Hospital Association praised the bill, but hospitals will still lobby Congress and the administration to make it easier to get exemptions. The effort to get administrative changes could be greatly aided by a law that enables Republicans to undo regulations published during the...


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