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High Court Rejects Medicare Case Testing Chevron’s Scope (Correct)

June 28, 2021, 1:36 PMUpdated: June 29, 2021, 2:09 PM

The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a dispute over Medicare reimbursements for hospitals that had the potential to limit agencies’ rulemaking power.

The dispute stemmed from a final rule issued in 2018 that made $600 million in cuts to Medicare payments hospitals get for providing services at off-site outpatient clinics. The Department of Health and Human Services said its interpretation of a Medicare provision allowed it to reduce reimbursement rates to control an unnecessary increase in the volume of evaluation and management services provided at these facilities.

The American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and various ...