Sep 17, 2019
Judge quashes rule that cut hospital clinic payments
A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a regulation that slashed Medicare payments for routine checkups in doctors' clinics that are owned by hospitals. Modern Healthcare first reported the decision.
Why it matters: This is a major victory for hospitals, which sued the Trump administration over the rule. The cuts affected less than 1% of all Medicare outpatient spending, but proponents argued the "site-neutral" policy is needed to help prevent providers from treating patients in higher-cost settings.