By Christine Sexton

Tampa General Hospital is throwing its support behind a bipartisan proposal that, if passed by Congress, would allow it and other large health care systems to challenge how the government estimates additional Medicare payments.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, filed legislation Tuesday that would strike a provision in current law that precludes hospitals from challenging such payment decisions or the data used in reaching the decisions.

John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, said in a statement that the legislation would restore “transparency, fairness, and due process for Tampa General Hospital and all of Florida’s safety net hospitals, allowing us to challenge major errors made by the [federal] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS] when they occur.”

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