House Inches Closer to Passing Hospital-Feared, Payer-Loved ‘Site-Neutral’ Reforms

The House is reportedly poised to vote soon on legislation that consolidates a host of previously introduced health care measures — including a step toward site-neutral payment reform. Aimed at stopping “price gouging” by hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), those provisions are enthusiastically supported by payers but opposed by the hospital industry, which argues that they would result in payment reductions.

The legislation also would codify existing regulations that lay out new price transparency requirements for health plans and hospitals, and it would implement modest PBM reforms.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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