CMS Seeks Toss Of Nurses' Pain Care Reimbursement Row

Law360, Chicago (May 11, 2017, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Certified registered nurse anesthetists suing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a government contractor for denying reimbursement for a pain management procedure should have their case thrown out because they have not exhausted their administrative remedies, the government told an Illinois federal court Wednesday.

The government filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the 50,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, which accuses contractor Novitas Solutions Inc. of acting against federal law because the way the contractor wrote a local coverage determination made...
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