Residency

Hospital suing HHS over resident count

Residency Program Insider, October 3, 2014

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Eastern Maine Medical Center has filed a lawsuit against HHS after a Medicare contractor reduced the hospital’s resident count for the 2003 and 2004 fiscal years, reducing its funding.
 
According to the hospital, CMS is not counting its family practice residents because some of their rounds are in family physician’s offices outside of the hospital. The contractor excluded rotations outside of the hospital if the teaching physician was a volunteer or hadn’t signed a teaching agreement beforehand.
 
The hospital has argued that the ACA should prevent the reduction. CMS has said that ACA was enacted after those years, so it shouldn’t apply.
 
Source: JD Supra Business Advisor



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