Hospice Must Return Medicare Overpayments, 10th Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 7:06 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday ruled an Oklahoma hospice must return to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Medicare payments it received above a reimbursement cap, saying it had waited too long to challenge the law implementing the cap.

In a published decision, the three-judge panel found that U.S. District Judge David L. Russell had correctly ruled the district court lacked jurisdiction over Full Life Hospice LLC’s challenge to the reimbursement law, because the hospice had failed to timely bring an earlier administrative dispute...
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