SCOTUS to Decide if State Medicaid may Recover Future Medical Expense Settlements (to Pay for Past Costs)

In Gallardo v. Marstiller the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Medicaid Act allows a state Medicaid program to recover reimbursement for Medicaid’s payment of a beneficiary’s past medical expenses by taking funds from the beneficiary’s tort recovery that compensate for future medical expenses.

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SCOTUS to Decide Hospital Stay Medicare Reimbursement Case

The issue in Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation is whether for calculating the disproportionate share hospital payment, Health and Human Services (HHS) may include in the Medicare fraction all of the hospital’s patient days of individuals who qualify for Medicare Part A benefits, regardless of whether Medicare actually paid the hospital for those particular days.

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Supreme Court to Decide whether Emotional Distress Damages are Available under Federal Antidiscrimination Statutes Applicable to States and Local Governments

In Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller the Supreme Court will decide whether people who are discriminated against in violation of five federal statutes may sue for emotional distress damages.

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Supreme Court to Decide First Amendment Billboard Case

The City of Austin allows on-premises billboards to be digitized but not off-premises billboards. In City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas Inc. two outdoor advertising companies claim that this distinction is “content-based” under the First Amendment. The City of Austin disagrees.

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