CMS spokesperson Jeff Nelligan said that despite GAO’s opinion, the directive will remain in place . Related StoriesICD-10 Clinical Modification: an interview with Dr. Jon Elion, Founder, ChartWise Medical SystemsReducing medical center readmissions through Transitional Care: an interview with Rani KhetarpalState Lawsuits An aide to Rockefeller stated that as the GAO report is not legally binding, states could use the report to bolster their case in a lawsuit against the government that seeks to block the brand new plan.$100 fee, 15 % revenue taxes excessive, claim some citizens But many regional fitness instructors, along with their patrons, feel the proposal is extreme and unreasonable. The proposed $100 annual fee to use open public parks, and 15 % tax on fitness instructors’ gross revenues, would only serve to fill up the coffers of the town at the expense of local residents without really changing very much. And many fitness instructors would have no other choice but to improve their prices for members, which would only end up penalizing local residents for using public parks. ‘The thought of shutting down group training in this park is appalling,’ explained Angela Parker, a trainer who runs Body Influenced Fitness, to CBS 2 about the proposal. Parker and her clients routinely use Palisades Recreation area, a favorite Santa Monica park that overlooks the Pacific Sea, for outdoor training reasons.