The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit June 21 partially affirmed the district court judgment that the Preventative Services Task Force charged with determining coverage of certain preventative services was unconstitutional, as well as the grant of injunctive relief for the plaintiffs in the case. However, the 5th Circuit significantly limited the scope of the relief granted by the district court, reversing the universal remedies entered, and remanded the case to the district court to address certain questions raised for the first time on appeal.  

The AHA and others previously urged the 5th Circuit to protect the ACA’s mandatory coverage of these preventative services.  

Related News Articles

Headline
A federal court in Texas last week found that the Federal Trade Commission likely lacked statutory authority to issue its Non-Compete Clause Final Rule. The…
Headline
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General last week announced its intent to investigate Medicare Advantage Organizations’ prior…
Headline
The Supreme Court June 28 overturned a 1984 ruling in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., which required courts to defer to…
Headline
The AHA, 340B Health, the Maryland Hospital Association and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers June 26 filed an amicus brief in a federal…
Headline
The Supreme Court June 27 dismissed a case about whether an Idaho law can coexist with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA),…
Headline
The AHA June 24 sent letters to Senate and House members supporting legislation that would prevent enforcement of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…