177 F.3d 1126 (9th Cir. 1999), 96-55892, Cedars-Sinai Med. Ctr. v. Shalala

Docket Nº:96-55892
Citation:177 F.3d 1126
Opinion Judge:SCHROEDER, Circuit Judge.
Party Name:CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES MEDICAL CENTER; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER; ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM/SUNBELT, INC., dba Florida Hospital Medical Center; ALLEGHENY GENERAL HOSPITAL; GALEN OF ARIZONA, INC., dba Healthwest Regional Medical Ce
Attorney:Christine N. Kohl, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for the defendant-appellant. Donald R. Warren, Monaghan & Warren, San Diego, California, for the intervenor-appellant. Carol M. McCarthy and Leonard C. Homer, Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Baltimore, Maryland, for the plai...
Judge Panel:Before: James R. Browning, Mary M. Schroeder, Circuit Judges, and Jane A. Restani, U.S. Court of International Trade Judge. [*]
Case Date:May 18, 1999
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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177 F.3d 1126 (9th Cir. 1999)

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES MEDICAL CENTER; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER; ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM/SUNBELT, INC., dba Florida Hospital Medical Center; ALLEGHENY GENERAL HOSPITAL; GALEN OF ARIZONA, INC., dba Healthwest Regional Medical Center; HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL; JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL; LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL; MEDLANTIC HEALTHCARE GROUP, INC., a not-for-profit corporation dba Washington Hospital Center; MIAMI BEACH HEALTHCARE GROUP, LTD., dba Miami Heart Institute; MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER; MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL; SOCIETY OF THE NEW YORK HOSPITAL; NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL; PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL; ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL; SAINT JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL OF ATLANTA, INC.; ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER; ST. THOMAS HOSPITAL; SINAI SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER; WEST FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC., dba West Florida Regional Center; UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL SYSTEM CORPORATION; YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL, INC.; REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, a constitutional corporation under Article 9, Section 9 of the California Constitution, by and on behalf of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, the University of California San Diego Medical Center, Plaintiffs-Appellees,

And

SCRIPPS HEALTH SYSTEMS, dba Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla, dba Green Hospital of Scripps Clinic; QUI TAM RELATOR, Intervenors,

v.

DONNA E. SHALALA, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Defendant-Appellant

No. 96-55892

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

May 18, 1999

Argued telephonically and Submitted December 3, 1998, San Francisco, California

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California. D.C. No. CV-95-02902-JGD. John G. Davies, District Judge, Presiding.

Christine N. Kohl, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for the defendant-appellant.

Donald R. Warren, Monaghan & Warren, San Diego, California, for the intervenor-appellant.

Carol M. McCarthy and Leonard C. Homer, Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Baltimore, Maryland, for the plaintiffs-appellees.

Before: James R. Browning, Mary M. Schroeder, Circuit Judges, and Jane A. Restani, U.S. Court of International Trade Judge. [*]

OPINION

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SCHROEDER, Circuit Judge.

Underlying this appeal is a challenge by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and twenty-four other hospitals to a policy announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (" HHS" ) in an amendment to its Medicare Manual. The new policy removed Medicare coverage of investigational medical devices and procedures that had not been approved for marketing by the Food and Drug...

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