Illinois Federal Judge Grants, Denies Judgment In Medicare Dispute

Illinois Federal Judge Grants, Denies Judgment In Medicare Dispute

CHICAGO - In a Medicare reimbursement dispute, an Illinois federal judge on Aug. 15 held that the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) properly included beds as available and for observational purposes in calculating reimbursement rates but improperly excluded research time from the hospital's resident count (Rush University Medical Center v. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, Nos. 12-4672, 12-4673, N.D. Ill.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115282).

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