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Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid rates

Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid rates

The Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to Medicaid residential care providers on Tuesday in a ruling that prohibits them from suing for higher reimbursement to recoup escalating costs.

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Ohio group tries to block state from removing beneficiaries from Medicaid ... Colorado assisted living resident who eloped dies of hypothermia ... Supreme Court decision could impact Medi-Cal lawsuits

SNF agrees to pay $1.2M to settle rehab claims

A Maine skilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $1.2 million to the federal government to settle allegations it did not prevent RehabCare Group East Inc. from providing unnecessary therapy.

Highest Court takes a pass on MedPAC-replacement case

Attorneys working to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board vowed Tuesday to fight the IPAB's first board action, whenever it might come. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a long-standing case challenging the panel's constitutionality.

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It can be very difficult to stop the medical treatment 'train' once it leaves the station.

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