Medicare Staffing Reimbursements Need Consistency, HHS Says

Law360, Washington (November 7, 2012, 4:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urged the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to take a hard line with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals' bid to review Medicare reimbursements for medical student staffing levels, arguing that revision deadlines must be enforced and caps should be maintained to keep the system stable.

At issue are payments made by Medicare for salaries given to graduate medical program staffers, such as interns and residents. Reimbursement is calculated based on the number of staffers, and years ago Congress said staffing levels...
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