HHS Fights Tribe's Bid For Fast Win In Contract Payment Row

Law360 (April 5, 2019, 6:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday fired back against a bid by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community for a quick victory in D.C. federal court in a suit accusing the agency’s Indian Health Service of underpayment on health care program costs.

HHS told the court that it should instead hand the agency an early win because it had already paid the Washington state tribe everything it owed according to the terms of an agreement by which the tribe took over health care programs previously run by the federal government.

HHS said the roughly $250,000 the Swinomish tribe...

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