Care Comparison Reports

September 2018 - The findings of this new study, conducted for the American Hospital Association by KNG Health Consulting LLC, highlight why site-neutral payment proposals under consideration by Congress to reimburse hospitals the same amount as physician offices could threaten access to care for the most vulnerable patients and communities.


Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) are more likely to be poorer and have more severe chronic conditions than Medicare patients treated in an independent physician office (IPO). This study also specifically examined the characteristics of Medicare cancer patients seen in HOPDs and IPOs and found similar results.

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