Wednesday, November 04, 2015

District Court Upholds Denial of Medicare Reimbursement To Christian Science Nursing Training Programs

In Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association v. Burwell, (D DC, Nov. 3, 2015), the D.C. federal district court upheld a ruling by the Center for Medicare Services that four Christian Science nursing facilities were not entitled to Medicare reimbursement for furnishing "approved educational activities."  The court concluded that while the Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Programs offered by these facilities are accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Christian Science Nursing Organizations/Facilities, the Commission's standards do not meet those required by Medicare regulations.