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Nurses Sue Over Medicare Pay Policy On Pain Management

Law360, New York (April 12, 2017, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A new Medicare policy denying reimbursement to nurses for providing chronic pain management flies in the face of federal regulations and was enacted unconstitutionally, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists on Tuesday in Illinois federal court.

The lawsuit filed by the 50,000-member AANA applies to a so-called local coverage determination made by a Medicare contractor called Novitas Solutions Inc., which oversees payments in 11 states and the District of Columbia. The LCD is set to take effect on May 4...
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Case Information

Case Title

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists et al v. Novitas Solutions, Inc. et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

890(Other Statutory Actions)


Honorable Andrea R. Wood

Date Filed

April 11, 2017

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