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  • T.R. v. Dreyfus, Western District of Washington

    2011 Medicaid eligible children and youths under 21 years old, with mental health needs, brought this lawsuit to obtain intensive home and community-based mental health services which they are entitled to through Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment provisions. Partners: Disability Rights Washington, National Center for Youth…

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  • Salazar v. District of Columbia D.D.C. and D.C. Circuit

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    A class of Medicaid beneficiaries in the District of Columbia challenged widespread problems in DC’s Medicaid program, including failing to timely process Medicaid applications, terminating benefits without advanced notice, and denying children the full scope of benefits they are entitled to under the Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis, and…

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  • McCartney v. Dempsey, Eastern District of North Carolina

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    Class of Medicaid-eligible children with behavioral, emotional, or developmental conditions challenged North Carolina’s decision to deny or reduce their requests for mental and behavioral health services, and for making those decisions without providing adequate notice or informing them of the right to continue receiving benefits during the appeal. Partner:…

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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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