Providence Unfairly Denied Medi-Cal Payments, Suit Says

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 12:04 PM EST) -- A unit of health care system Providence Health & Services on Friday sued the California Department of Health Care Services in state court, accusing it of unfairly stiffing it on payment for the care of Medicaid patients.

According to Providence Health System-Southern California, DHCS had wrongly denied its payment requests for emergency and other medically necessary treatments given to Medi-Cal — the state’s implementation of Medicaid — recipients at three of its hospitals, and had then unlawfully denied the hospitals’ appeals of the rejections.

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