Monthly Archives: December 2016

District Court Orders HHS to Eliminate Medicare Appeals Backlog

On Monday, in an opinion issued by Judge James Boasberg, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to clear its backlog of Medicare reimbursement appeals by the end of 2020. Judge Boasberg’s opinion granted a motion for summary judgment filed by the American Hospital Association in American Hospital Association v. Burwell (14-851). Continue reading