HHS Evades Urologist Group's Suit Over Medicare Law

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit by the Council for Urological Interests over changes in the Medicare law designed to prevent doctors from profiting from self-referrals, ruling that the U.S. government's updated restrictions on the practice were reasonably interpreted under existing federal law.

In a 34-page ruling, Senior U.S. District Judge Barbara J. Rothstein held that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, properly interpreted the Stark Law, named for...
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