Statement on CMS Announcement on Repaying Affected Hospitals Full Rate for 2019

Melinda Hatton
General Counsel
American Hospital Association

December 12, 2019

The AHA is pleased that at our urging, CMS will be repaying affected hospitals the full OPPS rate for 2019 to support the critical work they do for the patients and communities they serve. Now that a federal court has sided with the AHA and found these outpatient clinic visit cuts exceed the Administration’s authority, we continue to call on CMS to abandon further illegal cuts for 2020 and to pay the full OPPS rate going forward.



Contact:       Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491

                      Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351

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