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Federal Judge Allows Home-Care Group’s Challenge To ACA

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 9:15 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A home-care association with at least one member denied reimbursement from Medicare has standing to challenge Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules and need not exhaust administrative remedies first given the unlikelihood of success, a District of Columbia federal judge held Jan. 6 (National Association for Home Care & Hospice Inc. v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 14-950, D. D.C.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 477).

(Opinion available. Document #93-140128-001Z.)

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