Squire Patton Boggs has secured a victory in a case that will have broad implications for US hospitals that have been stymied by, and wish to object to the legitimacy of, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) so-called “self-disallowance” regulation and its application to certain administrative payment appeals made by providers.
As explained by Steve Nash, Co-Chair of the firm’s International Healthcare Practice Group, on May 23, 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") issued omnibus revisions to its regulations governing practice before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB). 73 Fed. Reg. 30190 (May 23, 2008).