No Jurisdiction For $4B Medicare Underpay Suit, HHS Says

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday urged a California federal judge to dismiss a putative class action asking for more than $4.15 billion in reimbursements for urban counties allegedly underpaid for Medicare outpatient services based on a geographic adjustment, saying the court lacked jurisdiction over the case.

In its reply to the counties’ opposition to the agency’s dismissal motion, HHS argued that the plaintiffs had based their claims of being underpaid for Medicare outpatient, or Part B, services on Medicare’s geographic adjustment...
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