Hospitals say site-neutral policies could cost healthcare systems billions

Hospitals say site-neutral policies could cost healthcare systems billions

Hospitals are pushing against proposed changes to Medicare payment policies for some outpatient services, even as Congress appears to be expressing more interest. Some members of Congress have expressed a growing interest in site-neutral policies. Hospitals say such policies could cost them billions. (Image credit: Pierrette Guertin – stock.adobe.com) Hospitals and health care systems could … Read more

For SC hospitals to thrive, healthcare policies must change

Oran P. Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Palmetto Promise Institute.

South Carolina’s health care future looks brighter now that the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) statute has finally been repealed. The 1970s law, which required a permit receipt from the state before a new health facility could be built or additional health care offered, was ostensibly enacted to protect the financial viability of hospitals in … Read more