Hospital Suit Over Medicare Cut for Off-Campus Clinics Moves On

Feb. 5, 2019, 2:54 PM

The government has until March 1 to respond to a lawsuit attempting to undo a Medicare rule change that could cost hospitals $760 million in 2019.

The American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and several individual hospitals sued the Health and Human Services Department in December 2018, saying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services didn’t have authority to change a rule regarding Medicare payments to off-campus provider-based departments.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Feb. 4 set a briefing schedule requiring the government to file a motion to dismiss or, alternatively, briefs opposing...

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