7th Circ. OKs Medicare Payment Cut To 19 Ill. Hospitals

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services was right to lower the Medicare reimbursement for 19 Illinois hospitals by several million dollars, finding that HHS was well within its discretion to rule that state payments offset taxes the hospitals paid.

The panel upheld a ruling by an Illinois federal court.

At issue were Medicare reimbursements for the hospitals in the fiscal years 2005 and 2006. The hospitals claimed a new tax assessment levied by the state of Illinois as...
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