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Class Certification Over Medicaid Repayments Reversed in Ohio

June 30, 2020, 4:27 PM

An Ohio trial court improperly considered claims by people who allegedly overpaid the state Medicaid agency to reimburse it for medical care they needed after being injured by other people, because state law provides an exclusive administrative remedy for them, the state’s top court said Tuesday.

The Ohio Supreme Court reversed certification of a class of Medicaid recipients who challenged the validity of a state law giving Ohio the right to automatically recover its Medicaid payments, saying the lower court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the case.

The case relates to a complex issue in Medicaid, the joint federal-state health...

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