In an action challenging a decision by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deny plaintiff nursing facilities reimbursement for certain bad debt costs, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where it was reasonable for the Secretary to read 42 U.S.C. section 1395x(v)(1)(A) to apply only to reimbursement systems based on "reasonable costs."
Argued February 13, 2009
Decided August 4, 2009
Opinion by Judge Garland
Daniel F. Miller, Washington, DC
Christopher Fonzone, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC