Federal Judge Rejects Hospitals' Challenge To Medicare Payment Decisions

Federal Judge Rejects Hospitals' Challenge To Medicare Payment Decisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge on Nov. 26 rejected 29 health care organizations' challenge of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rules and regulations for reviewing Medicare payment determinations by its fiscal intermediaries. The judge found that because the plaintiff hospitals have yet to ask HHS to reopen any of their Medicare payment determinations for review, the challenge must be dismissed (Banner Health f/b/o Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, et al., v. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  No. 10-01638, D. D.C.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167266).

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