Wide-Ranging EO Looks To Base Medicare FFS Rates On MA

By Michelle M. Stein / October 3, 2019 at 6:20 PM
President Donald Trump on Thursday (Oct. 3) signed a wide-ranging executive order that directs HHS to move towards using market-driven rates for traditional Medicare and paying the same amount for a service regardless of whether it is provided by a physician or other type of clinician like a physician’s assistant. The order also directs CMS to look at “rewarding care through site neutrality,” though a federal court told CMS its most recent attempt at site-neutral payment for some hospital outpatient...

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