The federal government is unlikely to stop with outpatient visits in its drive to make more Medicare payments on a site-neutral basis.
That was the message Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma delivered at a public event last week.
We are taking a look at [site-neutral payments] across the board and looking at our authority and where we can weigh in on it. But I think the post-acute space is something where there are a lot of differentials in payments and something we’re very interested in exploring.
CMS recently proposed extending its use of site-neutral payments for Medicare-covered outpatient services and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has recommended that CMS pursue site-neutral payments among the different types of post-acute-care providers.
Learn more about Verma’s remarks and CMS’s intentions in this Fierce Healthcare article.