Texas High Court Rejects Medicaid Rate Challenge

Law360, Houston (November 25, 2013, 2:48 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court declined Friday to revive a challenge brought by a co-op of independent pharmacies that says the state failed to set minimum reimbursement rates when it adopted rules for funneling Medicaid drug benefits through managed care organizations.

The high court denied a petition for review filed by Southwest Pharmacy Solutions Inc., which does business as American Pharmacies, upholding a July ruling by the Third District Court of Appeals that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission reasonably interpreted state laws when it created...
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