The Vitals

Circuit Court Hears Arguments In HHS Appeal Of Medicare-Appeals Ruling

May 17, 2017
The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit recently heard oral argument in HHS' appeal of a federal district court's decision ordering the agency to eliminate the Medicare-appeals backlog by 2021, the American Hospital Association noted, and the hospitals say both sides faced tough questions. HHS appealed the decision in late January after the district court rejected HHS' motion to reconsider the judgment because of the burden it would put on HHS. The American Hospital Association, which had sued over...

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