When Can the Government Issue a Retroactive Medicare Reimbursement Rule? A Preview of Bowen v. Georgetown University HospitalPreview of United States Supreme Court Cases
AbstractThe only issue before the Court is whether the Secretary of Health and Human Services can issue a regulation with entirely retroactive effect governing Medicare reimbursement for healthcare providers. The Court must decide whether such a retroactive rule is permitted by the Administrative Procedures Act (the "APA"), which defines a rule as "an agency statement of either general or particular applicability and future effect," or by the Medicare statute, which authorizes the Secretary to issue regulations to provide for the reimbursement of the "reasonable costs" of hospitals providing Medicare services.
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Citation InformationRobert Schwartz. "When Can the Government Issue a Retroactive Medicare Reimbursement Rule? A Preview of Bowen v. Georgetown University Hospital" Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases Vol. 1989 (1988) p. 38
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