Thursday, February 7, 2013
Regulatory Time Limits on PRRB Appeals Upheld by Supreme Court
Regulatory Time Limits on PRRB Appeals Upheld by Supreme Court - Supreme Court Upholds Regulatory Time Limitations on PRRB Appeals - On January 22, 2013, the United States Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Secretary of HHS’s regulation establishing an absolute three-year limit for taking an appeal from a Notice of Provider Reimbursement (“NPR”). In Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center, No. 11-1231, several hospitals had argued that the limitations period should be equitably tolled because the agency had withheld the very information that gave rise to their appeals.