D.C. Federal Judge Upholds Must-Bill Rule For Medicare Bad Debts Reimbursement

D.C. Federal Judge Upholds Must-Bill Rule For Medicare Bad Debts Reimbursement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in Washington on March 26 upheld a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Rule regarding provider reimbursement for Medicare bad debts related to the treatment of dual-eligible beneficiaries, concluding that until the long-term care providers submit actual bills for reimbursement to the states under Medicaid, the departmental rule will remain intact (Cove Associates Joint Venture d/b/a Life Care Center of Scottsdale, v. Kathleen Sebelius, No. 1:10cv01316; Select Specialty Hospital - Denver, et al., v. Kathleen Sebelius,  No. 1:10cv01356, D. D.C.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40322).

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