A federal judge granted an injunction April 8 blocking a program that would introduce competitive bidding for Medicare among labs.
The plaintiffs, Internist Laboratory in Oceanside, San Diego’s Sharp HealthCare and Scripps Health, filed the lawsuit in January. The preliminary injunction was granted to prevent the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from continuing with the pilot project.
The plaintiffs are arguing that they will either have to shut down their labs or close entirely because only selected labs would be reimbursed for Medicare Part B services.
, Jaimy Lee