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Federal court side with hospitals in dispute over medicare payment for nursing and allied health programs

By JDSupra  
   February 20, 2024

Judge Trevor McFadden of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision holding that CMS miscalculated the Medicare reimbursement owed to five plaintiff hospitals for the costs associated with their nursing and allied health (NAH) educational programs. The plaintiffs, all hospitals with reputable NAH programs, alleged that CMS ignored its own regulation in calculating their NAH payments. The Court agreed stating, “The hospitals are right, and it is not even close.”

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