Joint Statement from AHA and AAMC on Outpatient Payment Policy Court Decision

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JOINT STATEMENT ON OUTPATIENT PAYMENT POLICY COURT DECISION FROM AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION & ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES



WASHINGTON (September 17, 2019) –  We are pleased with the District Court’s decision that the Department of Health and Human Services exceeded its statutory authority when it reduced payments for hospital outpatient services provided in grandfathered off-campus provider-based departments. The ruling, which will allow hospitals to maintain access to important services for patients and communities, affirmed that the cuts directly undercut the clear intent of Congress to protect hospital outpatient departments because of the many real and crucial differences between them and other sites of care. Now that the court has ruled, it is up to the agency to put forth remedies for impacted hospitals and the patients they serve. 

To read the decision, please visit HERE

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