9th Circ. OKs Revoking Medicare Part D Insurer's Contract

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- Federal regulators acted properly when they revoked the Medicare Part D contract of a prescription drug insurance provider for delaying patient access to medications for cancer, HIV and AIDS, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday in the first such case to reach a federal appeals court.

Fox Insurance Co. Inc., which blamed a pharmacy benefit manager for the errors, argued that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated its contract despite its success coming into compliance. The court, however, found that while Fox perhaps took steps...
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