Providers Seek Judgment On ACA Rule Governing Out-Of-Network Payments

(November 23, 2016, 2:34 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created a rule governing out-of-network payments that ignored commenters’ concerns and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s mandate that the amount be based on an objective standard and ensured that the payments would be far below what should be paid, an advocacy group told a federal judge in the District of Columbia on Nov. 18 (American College of Emergency Physicians v. Sylvia M. Burwell, et al., No. 16-913, D. D.C.)....

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