Pa. Panel Shields Insurers' Rates From Records Request

Law360, Philadelphia (October 10, 2017, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has issued a published ruling finding that the rates paid to nursing homes by insurers participating in the state's Medicaid program could not be made public through a records request filed under the Right To Know Law.

The state's Commonwealth Court on Oct. 5 reversed a determination by the state's Office of Open Records by a 6-1 margin. An en banc panel found that a 2015 state Supreme Court ruling obligating Medicaid-managed care organizations to disclose rates paid to subcontractors — Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare v. James Eiseman — did not apply to a Pennsylvania attorney's latest...

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