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Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1312 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, for purposes of calculating additional payment for hospitals that serve a “significantly disproportionate number of low-income patients,” the secretary of health and human services has permissibly included in a hospital’s Medicare fraction all of the hospital’s patient days of individuals who satisfy the requirements to be entitled to Medicare Part A benefits, regardless of whether Medicare paid the hospital for those particular days.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 19 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 19, 2021)
Mar 30 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 19, 2021 to May 19, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 31 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 19, 2021.
May 19 2021Brief of respondent Empire Health Foundation, for Valley Hospital Medical Center in opposition filed.
Jun 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.
Jun 08 2021Reply of petitioner Becerra, Xavier, Secretary of Health and Human Services filed. (Distributed)