Litigation

Jun 17, 2021
The United States Supreme Court this morning rejected the third major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, holding in a 7-2 decision that the challengers did not have “standing,” or the legal right to challenge the portions of the ACA they alleged were unconstitutional.
May 28, 2021
IN THE Supreme Court of the United States THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, et al., Petitioners, v. XAVIER BECERRA, in his official capacity as the Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al., Respondents. On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the…
May 28, 2021
IN THE Supreme Court of the United States _________ AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, ET AL., Petitioners, v. XAVIER BECERRA, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Respondent. On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District…
Apr 27, 2021
The AHA and Texas Hospital Association filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and several Texas hospitals and health systems challenging a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Departmental Appeals Board decision adopting a “net effect”…
Mar 26, 2021
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, et al.,                                      Plaintiffs
Feb 10, 2021
QUESTION PRESENTED: The question presented is whether Chevron deference permits HHS to set reimbursement rates based on acquisition cost and vary such rates by hospital group if it has not collected adequate hospital acquisition cost survey data.
Dec 29, 2020
A federal appeals court today ruled against AHA’s legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule mandating that hospitals disclose their privately negotiated charges with commercial health insurers. The rule goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021.
Jul 17, 2020
AHA today urged a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to overturn a Department of Health and Human Services rule requiring hospitals to disclose their confidential privately negotiated charges with insurers, telling the court that the rule rests on a manifestly unreasonable statutory…