Pa. Appeals Court Pares Hospitals' Medicaid Rates Suit

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday pared down claims in a suit alleging the state Department of Public Welfare improperly authorized the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania to set hospital and provider Medicaid rates with managed care organizations that stripped hospitals of any negotiating power.

A five-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court dismissed most of the claims lodged by Armstrong County Memorial Hospital and Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc. alleging that the DPW, the state agency that administers Pennsylvania's Medicaid program, violated the state constitution...
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