Hospitals air concerns over 'site-neutral' payment

September 2013
AHA News;9/27/2013, Vol. 49 Issue 19, p3
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The article reports on the sharing by three hospital leaders of their concerns with federal legislators and their staff in September 2013 on proposals for Medicare to pay hospitals the same rates as physician offices and surgical centers for certain services.


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