CMS Proposes Major Payment Cuts To Outpatient Hospital Clinic Visits

By James Romoser / July 25, 2018 at 9:24 PM
CMS is proposing to cut Medicare payments for clinic visits provided at hospital off-campus provider-based departments in what would be a major expansion of the agency's push for so-called site-neutral payment policies. Hospital groups immediately blasted the policy, which is contained in the proposed 2019 outpatient hospital rule released Wednesday (July 25). The proposed rule would establish a payment rate for hospital outpatient clinic visits equivalent to what those services would be paid under Medicare's physician fee schedule -- which...

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