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  • Lankford v. Sherman, Western District of Missouri and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

    Litigation Team and

    Medicaid beneficiaries in Missouri challenged a regulation which eliminated coverage for many items of durable medical equipment, such as nebulizers, catheters, suction pumps, apnea monitors, and wheelchair accessories or scooters. Coverage was eliminated even where a medical provider said the devices were medically necessary. Without this equipment, plaintiffs and…

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  • Edmunds v. Levine, Southern District of Florida

    Litigation Team

    Class of severely disabled Medicaid recipients challenged Florida’s decision to deny coverage of a prescription drug, Neurontin, for medically accepted indications that were cited in congressionally-recognized drug compendia, including neuropathic pain and certain psychiatric disorders, in violation of the Medicaid Act. Partners: Florida Legal Services, Legal Aid Service of…

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  • Fact Sheet: Medicaid Medical Care Advisory Committees

    Federal law requires states to have a Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) to advise the Medicaid agency about health and medical care services, help develop Medicaid policies, and give ideas about how the program should be run. This Fact Sheet sets forth the legal requirements for MCACs, reviews the…

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