Federal Judge Orders NH Dept of HHS to Follow Federal Procedures for Setting Medicaid Rates

In a 31-page order issued on March 2, 2012, Federal District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe ordered the New Hampshire Medicaid agency to follow federal Medicaid procedures when setting reimbursement rates.  The judge held that the state failed to notify the public or hold required hearings on proposed rate cuts.  Per the opinion, the state has 15 days to give notice of the cuts.