State governments and Medicaid plan administrators have shown keen interest in a case argued before the 11th Circuit on Tuesday that could determine whether doctors or state officials get to decide how much medical care a Medicaid recipient needs. At issue is whether the state of Georgia properly reduced the number of hours of care that a young disabled girl receives in her home. The girl's mother filed suit in 2007 after the state told her it was reducing the number of hours from 94 a week to 84.
Medicaid Suit Could Determine Who Decides Care: Doctor or State
March 25, 2009