HHS Wrongly Denied Medicare Payment, Hospital Co. Says

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was wrong to deny a Medicare reimbursement to a Santa Maria, Calif.-based hospital after its merger with hospital firm Catholic Healthcare West because the consideration for the merger was fair, the firm told the D.C. Circuit on Thursday.

In a brief filed to the appeals court, Catholic Healthcare West challenged Washington, D.C., federal Judge Gladys Kessler's January opinion granting a summary judgment motion by the HHS. The dispute surrounds acute care facility Marian’s merger agreement in 1997 with...
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