9th Circ. Vacates Injunction Over Calif. Medicaid Cuts

Law360, Los Angeles (January 9, 2014, 8:24 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday reversed a district court’s order granting a group of hospitals providing Medi-Cal services a preliminary injunction keeping the California Department of Health Care Services director from implementing Medicaid reimbursement rate reductions, citing developments in the law.

The district court previously held that the plaintiff hospitals, including Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, St. Helena Hospital and more than 10 others, had demonstrated a likelihood of succeeding on the merits of their claim that the rate reductions violated the law, saying the DHCS was...
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