Top NY Court Affirms Medicaid Watchdog's Removal Power

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 5:22 PM ET) -- New York's highest court ruled Tuesday that the state's Medicaid watchdog can eject a physician from the state's medical assistance program even if a review board has not ordered that doctor's medical license to be suspended, saying such removal decisions are entirely discretionary.

The New York State Court of Appeals found that the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General owes no deference to the state Bureau of Professional Medical Conduct and may prohibit a doctor from treating Medicaid patients even when the BPMC never pulled the...
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