Differential reimbursement strains system, report says

04/2/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Continuing to reimburse hospital-owned facilities at higher levels than freestanding clinics strains the health care system and is not sustainable as consolidation continues, according to a report from the Alvarez & Marsal consulting firm. Medicare reimbursements are 80% higher for routine assessments and management at hospital outpatient facilities than at independent clinics.

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