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Health Insurance Group Calls for Same Payments at All Care Sites (1)

January 24 2023, 20:24; Updated: January 24, 2023, 8:59 p.m

Paying for Medicare hospital outpatient treatments at lower rates that apply to stand-alone doctor’s offices will save $471 billion over the next 10 years, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said Tuesday.

The BCBSA, which represents health insurers covering about 115 million Americans, included the recommendation for expanding “site-neutral” payment policies for Medicare in a report of recommendations. It said these recommendations would save $767 billion from 2024-2033 for the government as well as consumers, employers and other entities that pay for health care. Some of the recommendations have been introduced in Congress, and BCBSA officials at…

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