Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 3-27-13 featuring Evan Young
March 27, 2013Evan A. Young
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Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center - Post-Decision SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:11:31
On January 22, 2013 the Supreme Court announced its decision in Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center. This case involves Medicare payments to hospitals. The issue was whethera 180-day statutory time limit for filing an appeal with the Provider Reimbursement Review Board from a final Medicare payment determination is subject to equitable tolling, meaning that a court has power to delay the running of the time limit in the interests of fairness.
In an opinion delivered by Justice Ginsburg, the Court held unanimously that the 180-day period is not jurisdictional and that the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services lawfully exercised her rulemaking authority in providing for a 3-year “good cause” extension. The Court further held, however, that a presumption in favor of equitable tolling did not apply to the good cause extension time limit, and therefore reversed the lower court decision to the contrary. Justice Sotomayor issued a concurring opinion.
To discuss the case, we have Evan Young, who is a Senior Associate at Baker Botts, LLP.
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|Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center - Post-Argument SCOTUScast|
|Opinion - January 22, 2013 (PDF)|
|Oral Argument Transcript - December 4, 2012 (PDF)|