Fla. Medicaid Deals Illegally Bar Pharmacies, Suit Claims

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT) -- Florida pharmacists and Medicaid patients sued state health officials in Florida state court on Thursday, claiming they're shutting out independent pharmacies from Medicaid and forcing patients to use pharmacy chains approved by managed care organizations that have contracted with the state.

Independent pharmacy trade group Florida Pharmacy Association, several independent pharmacies and individual Medicaid patients claim that Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration has contracted with for-profit health management organizations and other managed care organizations to provide Medicaid services, which have them have shut independent pharmacies...
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