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Nursing homes sue state over Medicaid reimbursements
Nine out of every 10 nursing homes in Oregon received insufficient Medicaid reimbursements from the state in the 1988-89 fiscal year, according to a lawsuit that comes to trial Monday, Oct. 22, in U.S. District Court in Eugene. A similar lawsuit has been filed by the Oregon Association of Hospitals in U.S. District Court in Portland. No trial date has been set.
Both suits claim that complex state formulas used to determine Medicaid rates result in reimbursements that don't adequately pay the costs of treating low-income patients. The trial in Eugene will focus on a complaint filed by the Oregon Health Care Association, a group of 126 nursing homes in Oregon, and an individual nursing home and patient in Corvallis. Listed as defendants are Kevin Concannon, director of the state's Department of Human Resources, and Richard Ladd, director of the state's Senior and …