As expected, the American Hospital Association (AHA) said it plans to appeal, on an expedited basis, yesterday's court ruling.
Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Trump Administration’s motion for summary judgment, thereby rejecting the lawsuit led by the American Hospital Association to prevent hospitals from disclosing their contracted rates.
"We are disappointed in today's decision in favor of the administration's flawed proposal to mandate disclosure of privately negotiated rates," AHA said in a statement. "It also imposes significant burdens on hospitals at a time when resources are stretched thin and need to be devoted to patient care."
AHA's appeal may delay the 1/1/21 implementation date, but in consultation with our legal team, we feel the appeal will be ultimately denied.
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