La. Must Return $240M In Medicaid Money, 5th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday pressed the Fifth Circuit to uphold orders that Louisiana return $240 million in excess Medicaid compensation, accusing the state of overpaying hospitals for treating uninsured patients and then refusing to recoup the cash.

The long-running dispute concerns so-called disproportionate share payments made to hospitals run by publicly owned Louisiana State University from 1997 to 2002, with the circuit court being asked by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to affirm administrative and district court judgments in its favor.

Louisiana contends...
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