Maine Hospitals Suing Federal Government For Alleged Medicare Underpayments
Say reimbursement rate was miscalculated
Weeks after the governor and legislature finally agreed on a plan to pay the debt the state owed to Maine hospitals, some hospitals are now looking to collect on another front.
Eight of them are suing the federal government for money they want back in Medicare payments. The hospitals receive that money for taking care of many low income patients. At the heart of the dispute is a claim by the federal government that its reimbursement to the hospitals was too high.