Grady Memorial Hospital is in the hole to the tune of $120 million, so a few million isn't going to solve its problems. Still, that isn't stopping the hospital from fighting vigorously for about $4 million it says the state of Georgia owes it.
Grady, which sees a large volume of poor and uninsured patients, currently qualifies for enhanced Medicaid reimbursement under federal rules. The state, however, disregarded Grady's special status for several years, underpaying it substantially on Medicaid and PeachCare reimbursements, Grady attorneys say.
If Grady can't get the state to pay the hospital at a higher rate, it could further devastate the facility, where only 8 percent of its inpatients have commercial insurance.
To learn more about the dispute:
- read this Atlanta Business Chronicle article
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