January 25, 2023
  • The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released a white paper outlining several policy priorities for the current Congress. The policies are organized under three main aims: Improve competition among health care providers, enhance consumer access to lower-cost prescription drugs, and ensure patients receive high-quality care delivered at the right place and the right time. For example, the BCBSA wants Congress to expand site-neutral payment changes that would lower Medicare rates paid to outpatient clinics and increase the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to review and regulate anti-competitive behavior. (Press release here)