Judge: ACA Residency Program Reimbursement Changes Prospective

(February 23, 2016, 12:10 PM EST) -- PORTLAND, Maine — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) changes for residency program Medicare reimbursement apply prospectively, a federal judge in Maine held Feb. 9 (Eastern Maine Medical Center v. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of United States Department of Health and Human Services, No. 14-382, D. Maine; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16874).

(Opinion available. Document #93-160224-006Z.)

Since 1975, nonprofit Eastern Maine Medical Center had received Medicare reimbursement for direct and indirect costs associated with its family practice residency program of graduate medical education. The program’s...
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