Legal Documents

Sep 17, 2018
Filed Sept. 14, 2018 - THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ALEX M. AZAR II, in his official capacity as Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al., Defendants.
Motion to Dismiss Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Proposed Order Exhibit 1: 2016 CMS Statistics Exhibit 2: Hemophilia Treatment Center Manual  
Sep 11, 2018
September 11, 2018: The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals, 340B Health and three hospital systems today asked a federal court to order the Department of Health and Human Services to make effective within 30 days a final rule requiring drug companies to…
Sep 5, 2018
Sept. 5, 2018—The American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and America’s Essential Hospitals, along with three hospital plaintiffs, refiled their lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the U.S. District Court of the…
Aug 10, 2018
American Hospital Association, et al., Plaintiffs, v.  Alex Azar, in his official capacity as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Defendant Civil Action No. 14-CV-851-JEB
At this Court’s request following the March status conference, Plaintiffs went back to the drawing board and came up with nine non-deadline remedies that can make meaningful progress toward eliminating the backlog; prevent additional appeals from entering the backlog; even out settlement incentives…
Aug 6, 2018
August 3, 2018  Civil Action No. 14-cv-00851 (JEB)
Defendants' Status Report and Response to Plaintiffs' Proposed Non-Deadline Remedies To begin, AHA’s proposals cannot be justified based on the current record, which has changed considerably since the Court last determined that mandamus relief was appropriate in December of 2016. Indeed, the…
Jul 17, 2018
AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, ET AL., APPELLANTS v. ALEX MICHAEL AZAR II, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, APPELLEES Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (No. 1:17…
Jul 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 - Reply in Support of opposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to Plaintiffs' Proposed Mandamus Remedies
Defendant Alex M. Azar, in his official capacity as Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), respectfully submits this Reply in support of Defendant’s opposed motion to extend his time to respond to Plaintiffs’ proposed non-deadline remedies for the Medicare appeals backlog. See ECF. No. 83…
Jul 5, 2018
July 5, 2018 - PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME
Plaintiffs oppose the Department of Health and Human Services’s (HHS) motion for a six-week extension to file its response to Plaintiffs’ remedy proposals. HHS asserts that the extension is necessary primarily to compile additional data from the end of the most recent fiscal quarter. But the Court…
Jun 22, 2018
June 22, 2018 AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ALEX M. AZAR, in his official capacity as SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Defendant. Civil Action No. 14-CV-851-JEB
AHA, Hospitals brief outlining non-deadline remedies to address appeals backlog Proposed order on the remedies
Jun 14, 2018
Re: American Hospital Association v. Alex M. Azar II, No. 18-5004 (argued May 4, 2018 before Circuit Judges Srinivasan, Millet and Katsas)
June 14, 2018 - Appellants provide two recent notices issue by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). The notices confirm that the rulemaking process was Appellants' only administrative opportunity to present their challenge to the rule at issue in this case and that Appellants will not be…