This case involves an earlier appeal and opinion wherein hospitals challenged a "cutoff date" used by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to cap the collection of data used to calculate Medicaid reimbursement rates for inpatient services. In that 2008 opinion, the Texas Supreme Court did not decide whether the hospitals could reopen past agency proceedings or obtain relief for past years. The agency was not ordered to recalculate these hospitals' rates, although that relief was available to the hospitals under the agency's error-correction rules. The court of appeals' judgment, holding in part that there was no retroactive remedy, is affirmed. Texas Supreme Court, No. 11-0830, 05-17-2013.
El Paso County Hospital District v. Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Tx. Sup. Ct.
May 23, 2013