Judge Won't Postpone Medicare Competitive Bid Expansion

Law360, Washington (June 27, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday refused to stop Medicare from expanding a competitive bidding program for purchases of durable medical equipment while a coalition of medical suppliers pursues a challenge to the planned expansion, saying the group has so far given little evidence to back their "flawed" lawsuit.

U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell denied the American Association for Homecare and Home MediService Inc.'s request for a temporary restraining order preventing U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from implementing the second round...
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