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Consumers First Submits Comments Letter To CMS On FY2023 Outpatient Hospital Payment Rule On Site Neutrality, Ownership And Price Transparency

09.13.2022

Consumers First submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the CY 2023 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule, which sets the payment rates for how most hospitals are paid for outpatient care throughout the health care system.

The comment letter expands on the following feedback:

  • Renew calls for site-neutral payment policy changes that reduce incentives for provider consolidation and save consumers money.
  • Respond to CMS’s request for information on increasing Competition in Health Care, calling for CMS to collect and release additional data on health care provider ownership, involvement of private equity, and contracting arrangements, and
  • Reiterate requests for improvements to and enforcement of the Hospital Price Transparency Rule.

Click the download button below to view the Comment Letter.