Judge Clears HHS Financial Test For Equipment Suppliers

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday rejected a challenge to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' inclusion of financial background tests as part of its competitive acquisition of durable medical equipment for Medicare, saying that testing was reasonable.

The lawsuit, filed in May 2010 by Texas Alliance for Home Care Services, a Texas DME industry group, and Dallas Oxygen Corp., a DME provider and member of Texas Alliance, took issue with the HHS' rule-making process, claiming the agency should have published a more precise...
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