Mealey's Insurance - 7th Circuit: Secretary Entitled To Deference In Determining Medicare Rate

CHICAGO - In reversing a lower court decision, a panel of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 18 held that the secretary of Health and Human Services' determination that residents' pure research activities should not be compensable as part of the "indirect medical education" (IME) costs in calculating reimbursement rates for Medicare was entitled to deference (Rush University Medical Center v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of Health and Human Service, No. 13-3285, 7th Cir.).

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