Improving Access to Medicaid in Florida


Court Requests Briefs and Denies Partial Motion to Dismiss

The court recently requested briefs from both sides examining the issue of mootness of the case. This request was based on mandates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that require Florida to raise reimbursement rates to certain primary care physicians in 2013 and 2014. The Defendants argued that these mandates moot the case, while the Law Center’s brief argued that this temporary increase in reimbursement rates does not guarantee rates will remain at an appropriate level in 2015 or beyond, nor do these increases apply to all providers. Following the submission of the briefs, Judge Jordan denied the Defendants’ partial motion to dismiss, which was submitted with their brief. The Law Center now awaits final judgment from the court.