Robert Wanerman Quoted in “Feds Reverse Hospital Pay Cut to Avoid More Court Losses”

Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report

Robert E. Wanerman, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report, in “Feds Reverse Hospital Pay Cut to Avoid More Court Losses,” by Michael Williamson.

Following is an excerpt:

Doing away with the pay cut “helps eliminate a hard and fast rule that may have distorted treatment decisions at hospitals when physicians had the option of outpatient observation or a costlier inpatient admission,” Robert Wanerman, an attorney at Epstein Becker & Green PC in Washington, said in an April 19 e-mail.

As part of the proposed inpatient payment rule the CMS released April 18, the agency proposed to permanently remove the 0.2 percent pay cut ….