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

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    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

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    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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  • Hernandez v. Medows, Southern District of Florida

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    Class of Medicaid recipients challenged Florida’s failure to provide basic due process when denying coverage of prescription drugs. Recipients were simply told by a pharmacist that Medicaid would not pay for a prescription drug, without any written explanation of why coverage was denied, or how they could challenge the…

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  • Antrican v. Odom, Eastern District of North Carolina

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    Child Medicaid beneficiaries filed suit against the North Carolina Medicaid agency for its failure to ensure that they received necessary dental services, violating various provisions of the Medicaid Act, including the Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment requirements. Partners: North Carolina Justice Center, Womble Bond Dickinson (Formerly Womble Carlyle…

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