More Medicare Patients Join Class In Due Process Suit

Law360, New York (October 17, 2017, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal judge on Monday expanded the definition of a nationwide class of Medicare patients alleging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fleeced them on hospital care by placing them on outpatient "observation," which is subject to lower reimbursement rates than inpatient care, to include those who were notified of their status.

U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea granted the plaintiffs’ requests to include beneficiaries who received Medicare Outpatient Observation Notices as part of the class of hospital patients who, in the six-year-old...
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