Supreme Court Won't Review Medicare Reimbursement Denials

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 2:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the petition of a medical device manufacturer's bankruptcy trustee who challenged Medicare's payment decisions because the health care program covered electrical stimulation treatment for some arthritis patients while declining reimbursement for others facing identical symptoms.

The outcome leaves intact a Fourth Circuit ruling based in part on the finding that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has broad discretion to use a case-by-case adjudication process instead of a broader rulemaking process that issues nationwide or regional...
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