Medicare Appeal Time Limit Not Absolute, High Court Told

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Barring providers from appealing Medicare reimbursement decisions after a statutory window closes, even if they discover that they have valid claims, thwarts congressional intent to give providers the ability to meaningfully pursue administrative reviews of Medicare payment decisions, a group of hospitals told the U.S. Supreme Court last week.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services petitioned the high court in June to review the June 2011 decision by the D.C. Circuit that overruled a lower court ruling and said the Medicare reimbursement appeals filed...
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