Litigation

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…
Mar 28, 2020
HHS’s March 25, 2020 Status Report and Medicare Appeals Dash Board (March 25, 2020). 
Mar 25, 2020
Government’s Reply Brief in Disclosure of Negotiated Charges Lawsuit March 24, 2020
Mar 2, 2020
AHA reply brief in case to prevent disclosure of negotiated contracts (Feb. 28, 2020).
Feb 3, 2020
In September 2019, this Court issued a decision finding portions of the CMS rulemaking governing Medicare payments for hospital outpatient services for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 to be ultra vires, vacating those portions of the 2019 Final Rule. CMS filed a motion to modify the Court’s order to permit…