June 3, 2019 / 10:07 PM / 5 months ago

U.S. Supreme Court rejects HHS change to Medicare hospital payments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy that reduced certain Medicare payments to hospitals must be vacated because the public did not have advance notice or a chance to comment on it before its adoption.

The justices by a 7-1 vote held the government under the Medicare Act was required to provide public notice and a 60-day comment period before altering a formula in 2014 for reimbursing hospitals that treat low-income patients.

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