On August 25, 2010, Powers attorneys Ronald S. Connelly and Mary Susan Philp obtained an important judgment from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the University of Chicago Medical Center.  Univ. of Chicago Med. Ctr. v. Sebelius, No. 09-3429 (7th Cir. Aug. 25, 2010).  The case involves Medicare payments for indirect medical education (“IME”).  The court held that the recent health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to include research time in the count of interns, residents, and fellows when calculating IME payments.

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