August 13, 2019 / 9:49 PM / 6 days ago

Hospitals lose challenge to rule that winnows their Medicaid supplemental payments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling that struck down a 2017 rule the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted that altered how Medicaid payments to hospitals that treat high numbers of low-income patients are calculated.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected arguments by the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas and a group of children’s hospitals that the rule was inconsistent with the plain language of the Medicaid Act.

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