Hospital to sue state over inadequate Medicaid payments

A Beckley, W.Va., hospital plans to sue the state over Medicaid reimbursements, alleging that the state doesn't cover the cost of treating patients, the Charleston Gazette reports. Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital sent a letter to state Department of Health and Human Resources officials Thursday announcing its plan to file a lawsuit. West Virginia's Medicaid program covers only 67 percent of what it costs the hospital to treat Medicaid patients, according to Rocco Massey, community CEO of the nonprofit hospital. Article