Hospitals Ask DC Circ. To Bury HHS Medicare Rule

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT) -- Hospitals urged the D.C. Circuit on Thursday to uphold a lower court's decision to nix a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule that allegedly altered the way certain Medicare hospital payments are calculated.

Allina Health Services and others argued in a brief that U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer was correct to find that the HHS' sudden decision to alter the rule in 2004 was not a “logical outgrowth” of a clarification it made in 2003 about the rule involving hospitals that treat a disproportionately...
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