Court Denies Cancer Doctors’ Appeal In Suit To End Sequestration Cuts

By Gabrielle Wanneh / February 17, 2021 at 2:14 PM
A federal appeals court on Tuesday (Feb. 16) upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit by cancer doctors against sequestration cuts to Medicare Part B drug reimbursement rates . The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) sued to reverse the 2% sequester cut to Medicare reimbursement for administering drugs. The cancer doctor lobby alleged the cuts are unconstitutional. Part B pay rates are set by law, so the cuts violate the separation-of-powers doctrine in the Constitution by lowering the payments,...

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