HHS Wrongly Nixed Medicare Reimbursement Row, Suit Says

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 6:31 PM EST) -- Seven hospitals sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in D.C. federal court Friday, arguing that their Medicare reimbursement appeals were improperly dismissed under an unlawful rule and that more data was needed to properly calculate the amounts.

The hospitals say that the agency's Provider Reimbursement Review Board tossed their challenge to a contractor's calculation of their reimbursement awards in December after declaring that they fall under a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule that restricts jurisdiction over appeals.

They argue that CMS...
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