Group Tries to Stop State From Terminating Medicaid Benefits

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus files a federal suit to stop the state from terminating Medicaid benefits.
News Story (Ohio)

Catherine Candisky
Columbus Dispatch
March 31, 2015
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Tags: Health Care

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Columbus


In a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Columbus, attorneys argue that removing beneficiaries from the rolls violates federal and state law because they were given no reason for termination nor told of their right to appeal.

The state Department of Medicaid also failed to attempt “passive” redeterminations using available information in client files and also did not complete reviews to see if beneficiaries were eligible for other health services, attorneys said.