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HHS Appeals End of Medicare Off-Campus Clinic Pay Rule (1)

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:55 PMUpdated: Dec. 16, 2019, 4:41 PM

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department is appealing a decision tossing a rule that would have lowered how much Medicare money hospitals get paid for providing certain patient services at off-campus, provider-based clinics.

Secretary Alex M. Azar II notified the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Dec. 12 that the agency is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review a September decision that vacated its “site-neutral policy.”

The district court held that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, went beyond...

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