More Hospitals Hit HHS Over Medicare Reimbursement Cut

By Diana Novak Jones (November 16, 2015, 5:55 PM EST) -- Six hospitals asked an Ohio federal judge Friday to force the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to vacate a rule that cuts Medicare reimbursements of inpatient care by a fraction of a percent after a group of similar actions forced the department to re-examine the rule.

The Ohio-based hospitals, all part of the OhioHealth health care network, told U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley in a complaint that HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell acted outside her authority when she instituted the 0.2 percent cut in an attempt to offset expected increases in inpatient care following an updated Medicare requirement that a...

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