Dana Farber Cancer Institute v. Hargan, No. 16-5379 (D.C. Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The district court granted Dana-Farber partial summary judgment, agreeing that Dana-Farber was entitled to full reimbursement of Medicare's share of a tax paid and vacating the Board's decision. At issue was the Board's interpretation of two regulations expounding upon the statutory directive to reimburse only reasonable costs actually incurred. The DC Circuit reversed the district court's judgment, holding that the Board's interpretation was reasonable and Dana-Farber failed to show otherwise — much less that the interpretation violated the Administrative Procedure Act — and thus the court appropriately deferred to it.