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MedPAC Endorses Site-Neutral Payments

MedPAC has recommended to Congress that Medicare equalize the rates paid to hospital outpatient departments and private physicians’ offices for many outpatient services.

medpac-logo.Par.0001.ImageCurrently, hospital outpatient departments are paid more than physician offices for many Medicare-covered services.

MedPAC, which advises Congress on Medicare payment issues, called for reducing or eliminating current fee differentials.

While MedPAC’s recommendations are not binding, those recommendations frequently form the basis for future Medicare policies.

Learn more about this and other MedPAC recommendations in this Becker’s Hospital Review article.

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