In an action challenging a Department of Health and Human Services regulation preventing hospitals from recovering certain bad debts from Medicare beneficiaries, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where the Medicare statutory scheme is clear on its face and does not allow for the exception plaintiffs sought to the statutory reduction in Medicare reimbursement for bad debt.
Argued: March 13, 2009
Decided and Filed: July 30, 2009
Opinion by Judge Rogers
Steven P. Croley, Assistant United States Attorney, Detroit, MI