November 14, 2018 / 11:02 PM / in 4 months

Tennessee hospitals win challenge to Medicaid payment policy

A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from enforcing policies adopted in 2010 that altered how Medicaid payments to hospitals that treat high numbers of low-income patients are calculated.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Tennessee Hospital Association that policies CMS announced via an online Frequently Asked Questions were adopted in a manner inconsistent with the Administrative Procedures Act.

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