Compensation & Benefits
Regents of the Univ. of Cal., et al. v. Burwell (D.D.C., Feb. 22, 2016)
Memorandum Opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and granting Defendant's cross Motion for Summary Judgment. Various colleges and universities brought suit against the Department of Health and Human Services challenging a 2005 Rule that altered the manner in which providers calculated the wage index for the purpose of receiving provider reimbursements under the Medicare Act. In granting the Secretary's Motion, the Court found that the Rule did not apply retroactively; the Rule was consistent with the objectives of the wage-index provision of the Medicare Act; the Rule was applied consistently across providers; and a reasonable basis underpinned the changes to the Rule.