Federal Judge Says Site-Neutral Cuts Outside CMS' Authority

By Michelle M. Stein / September 17, 2019 at 10:40 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday (Sept. 17) said CMS lacked authority to impose deep reimbursement cuts for clinic visits at certain off-campus facilities. Federal D.C. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer vacated the cuts in the 2019 hospital outpatient pay rule, and said her ruling shouldn’t be too complicated for CMS to implement because the agency's site-neutral pay reductions were not put in place in a budget-neutral way. “CMS believes it is paying millions of taxpayer dollars for patient services in...

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