Mass. Court Upholds Dismissal Of Lawsuits Challenging Medicaid Payments
The Massachusetts' court has upheld the dismissal of lawsuits brought by some hospitals alleging the state's 2006 health law didn't reimburse them enough for caring for Medicaid patients.
The Associated Press: Mass. Court Upholds Dismissal Of Medicaid Lawsuits
The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld the dismissal of lawsuits filed by seven Massachusetts hospitals and a managed healthcare organization that claimed they were shortchanged by the state’s 2006 health care law. In two separate lawsuits, Boston Medical Center and the other hospitals claimed that the state had violated its obligation to reimburse them for the reasonable costs incurred in providing medical services to MassHealth enrollees (9/14).
In Nebraska, hospitals may lose million in federal aid -- which could hurt academic programs -- unless the state expands Medicaid coverage, which could hurt academic programs -
The Associated Press/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Hospitals May Lose Money If Medicaid Not Expanded
The University of Nebraska Medical Center's two hospitals in Omaha stand to lose millions of dollars in federal aid under the new federal health care law unless the state expands Medicaid coverage, and administrators said those cuts could mean problems for academic programs that rely on the hospitals for revenue. Administrators said the law will eliminate federal payments to the Nebraska Medical Center and the Children's Hospital and Medical Center. Both qualify for special aid because they serve as safety-net hospitals for patients who are on Medicaid or uninsured, said Cory Shaw, the chief executive officer of UNMC Physicians (Schulte, 9/16).