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Hospitals Win Battle Over Site-Neutral Pay Cuts


Posted on September 18, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

CMS was dealt a blow from the D.C. District Court on September 17, 2019 when the court determined the agency’s “site neutral” payment policy in the CY 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (“OPPS”) Final Rule exceeded its statutory authority to adjust payments under the OPPS. Refusing to accept the government’s argument that the plaintiffs... READ MORE

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CMS Issues Guidance on Extraordinary Circumstance Relocation Exception Guidance for a Hospital Off-Campus Provider-Based Department


Posted on January 3, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On December 7, 2016, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), which revised Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“Section 603”) to provide an exception for off-campus provider-based departments (“PBDs”) that were mid-build or under development prior to November 2, 2015. The Cures Act was signed into law by... READ MORE

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