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Providers Can’t Sue Over Low Medicaid Payments

Health care providers may not turn to the courts when they believe their state Medicaid program is not paying them enough for the services they deliver, the Supreme Court has decided.

Instead, they must seek help from the federal government, which makes the rules that govern Medicaid provider payments.

gavelThe Supreme Court decision overturns a lower court ruling in response to a suit by facilities in Idaho that provide residential services to the disabled claiming that the state was paying them less than it had agreed to pay. As a result, providers must now turn to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) if they believe they are not being paid fairly.

Learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision in this news story in The Hill.

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