September 24, 2018 / 9:54 PM / 3 months ago

Lab trade group loses challenge to new Medicare payment system

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a trade association representing medical laboratories that challenged a federal regulation that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for lab testing by about $670 million in 2018.

U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson in Washington, D.C., on Friday ruled she lacked jurisdiction to hear the American Clinical Laboratory Association’s challenge to a 2016 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule used to calculate the rates.

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