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Hospital group goes to court over Medicaid cuts

An Arizona hospital group has filed suit to block the reduction in reimbursement rates for Medicaid patients.

The suit was filed by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association in the U.S. District Court in Phoenix.

The suit claims that the 5% rate cut will limit patient access to health care providers in violation of federal law that requires Medicaid payments to hospitals be sufficient to ensure “that beneficiaries have equal access to services.”

The Medicaid rate cut is expected to save the state $95 million this year.

 

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