Health Reform Law Doesn't Nix Suit Over Fla. Medicaid Rates

Law360, Miami (March 26, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge recently refused to dismiss a legal challenge to the state's Medicaid doctor reimbursement rates, ruling that the federal health care reform law's scheduled pay boost for physicians does not make the suit moot.

In an order issued March 18, U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan refused to dismiss the Florida Pediatric Society's claims against Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration about low physician reimbursement rates.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had not yet approved Florida's state plan amendment, he noted. And...
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