Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Inc, et al v. Kathleen Sebelius, No. 09-5448 (D.C. Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Inc. and other providers (collectively "appellants") appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the Secretary of Health and Human Services ("HHS") upholding the denial of their reimbursement claims arising from the merger of Presbyterian Health Services Corporation ("Presbyterian") and Carolina Medicorp, Inc. ("Carolina"). At issue was whether the denial of the reimbursement claims was arbitrary and capricious, an abuse of discretion, contrary to law, or unsupported by substantial evidence. The court affirmed the denial of the reimbursement claims and held that the district court properly concluded that it was neither arbitrary and capricious nor contrary to law for the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("Administrator") to find that appellants were not entitled to reimbursement where, in the merger between Carolina and Presbyterian, no bona fide sale took place and the parties were related.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on August 16, 2011.