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Azar v. Allina Health Services: Hospitals Claim (Procedural) Victory in DSH Dispute

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On June 3, 2019, the Supreme Court issued an eagerly anticipated opinion in Azar v. Allina Health Services, a decision with far-reaching implications both for the calculation of disproportionate share payments and provider...more

Morgan Lewis - Health Law Scan

The Zombification of Auer: Supreme Court Cabins Agency Deference in Kisor v. Wilkie

Paired with the recent decision in Azar v. Allina, the healthcare industry in particular can hope for a greater voice in the regulatory process in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s directives. With Allina’s requirement that...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Medicare Rulemaking After Azar v. Allina Health Services

The Medicare Program, established in 1965, initially seemed simple: provide health care for senior citizens by paying hospitals and doctors directly for the care the seniors required. Initially, there were two parts to...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Supreme Court Overturns Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Policy and Limits CMS Use of Subregulatory Guidance

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On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Azar v. Allina Health Services, et al., Case No. 17-1484. The Court ruled in favor of a group of hospitals in a dispute over Medicare disproportionate share...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hospitals in HHS DSH Payment Dispute

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On June 3, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued an opinion in Azar v. Allina Health Services whereby it ruled that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) violated the Medicare...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

Supreme Court Rules HHS Cannot Take Short-Cuts in Rulemaking

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In a 7-to-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 3, 2019, held that “Because the Department of Health and Human Services neglected its statutory notice-and-comment obligations when it revealed a new policy that...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

What You Want to Know about the Supreme Court’s Recent Allina Decision

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In a landmark decision on June 3, 2019, the Supreme Court held that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was required to engage in notice and comment rulemaking before publishing methodology (Medicare Fractions)...more

White and Williams LLP

Supreme Court Victory for Hospitals in Medicare Billing Dispute

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On June 3, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Azar v. Allina Health Services, delivering a multi-billion dollar victory for hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of low-income patients by...more

Hogan Lovells

U.S. Supreme Court ruling expands scope of Medicare notice-and-comment requirement

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On 3 June 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court held in Azar v. Allina Health Services that Medicare interpretive guidance must go through notice-and-comment if it establishes or changes a substantive legal standard governing payment,...more

Dentons

Azar v. Allina Health Services: Supreme Court recognizes expanded notice-and-comment requirement for subregulatory payment...

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On June 3rd, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split regarding the scope and applicability of the Medicare statute’s “notice-and-comment” requirement in a case with far-reaching implications for federal agency...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

SCOTUS Rejects CMS DSH Policy, Calls CMS Guidance Practices Into Question

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court upheld a D.C. Circuit Court decision vacating a policy of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) that would have “dramatically – and retroactively – reduced payments to...more

Verrill Dana LLP

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Hospitals in Allina DSH Part C Days Decision

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On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) issued a 7-1 decision in Azar v. Allina Health Services, favoring hospitals that had sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) over a Medicare payment...more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

Supreme Court Rejects HHS Proposal that Could Have Significantly Lowered Certain Medicare DSH Payments to Hospitals

In a 7-1 decision released June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a proposal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would have had the effect of significantly reducing Disproportionate Share...more

King & Spalding

Supreme Court Delivers Victory to Providers in Allina DSH Part C Case in a Decision with Broad Implications

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In a major win for providers that serve a disproportionate share of indigent patients, the Supreme Court today upheld the D.C. Circuit’s earlier decision invalidating CMS’s policy to treat beneficiaries enrolled in Part C...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Supreme Court Expands the Scope of Public Participation in Medicare Policymaking

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On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Azar v. Allina Health Services that the Medicare statute requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to engage in public notice-and-comment rulemaking...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Supreme Court Decides Important Case on When CMS Must Use Formal Rulemaking when Instructing Medicare Contractors

On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Azar v. Allina Health Services. The case involved a challenge by hospitals over whether the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) was required to proceed...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Supreme Court Decides Azar v. Allina Health Services

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On June 3, 2019, the Supreme Court decided Azar v. Allina Health Services, No. 17–1484, holding that the Department of Health and Human Services failed to follow required notice-and-comment procedures when it decided to count...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The Supreme Court - June 3, 2019

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued four decisions this morning: Azar v. Allina Health Services, No. 17-1484: Congress has passed a law specific to Medicare, requiring that the government provide the public with...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Update on Azar v. Allina Health Services: Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on When CMS Must Use Formal Rulemaking

On January 15, 2019, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Azar v. Allina Health Services, a prominent case involving a challenge by hospitals over when Medicare’s instructions to its contractors impact a “substantive...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Supreme Court to Decide Critical Case on When CMS Must Use Formal Rulemaking when Instructing Medicare Contractors

On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a hotly-contested case involving a challenge by hospitals over when Medicare’s instructions to its contractors impact a “substantive legal standard” and thus...more

Baker Ober Health Law

Supreme Court Grants Review in Allina Health Services Case

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Is the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or the government) required to engage in notice and comment rulemaking when it changes a requirement that has an important impact on hospitals' reimbursement? As we reported...more

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