March 31, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order lets stand a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit, ...[read more]
May 31, 2014
by G. Redd
The Departmental Appeals Board of Health and Human Services (DAB) on Friday revoked a National Coverage Determination (NCD) barring Medicare payment for gender reassignment surgeries. The revoked NCD was issued in 1981 and refused to pay for surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria due to a ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Srishti Miglani, St. Louis University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses the impact of Medicare Expansion...The uninsured cried and the states rejoiced as the "gun to the head" was removed by the US Supreme Court when it held that Congress could not penalize the states ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 15, 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), per an order from President Barack Obama, advised hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid funding to broaden patient rights. These rights include honoring any advance directives created by a patient, which usually dictate ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey Lovitky of the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Lovitky discusses the implications of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center, et al....In Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center, et al., the US Supreme Court ruled that equitable ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center that 10-year-old final rulings for Medicare reimbursement cannot be appealed to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) beyond the deadlines previously set by the Secretary of HHS, despite ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council that water flowing through a concrete channel from different points in the river does not create a pollutant under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Justice Ruth Bader ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center the court heard arguments on whether a 180-day statutory time limit for filing an appeal with the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB) from a final Medicare payment determination, ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Five hospitals filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Health and Human Services in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday over what they contend is a scheme to deny them reimbursement from Medicare for necessary medical services. The coalition, led by the American ...[read more]
July 15, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On July 15, 2008, the US Congress enacted the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, designed to cut Medicare expenditures by reducing Medicare payments made to insurance companies rather than those made to doctors. Although President George W. Bush vetoed the bill, the ...[read more]

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