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US POLITICS – US Supreme court to hear CA provider suit starting October 3

Ralph Nobbe IMAP

From the California Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (COPA)

Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court start on Monday, October 3rd. This now includes an argument by the Obama administration on behalf of the state of California. A decision is predicted for early first quarter 2012. California Medi-Cal provider plaintiffs are not optimistic that they will win. Predictions are 5-4 in favor of the State of California with Judge Kennedy being the swing vote. Stay tuned for more information as this lawsuit originating from California unfolds and providers respond.

for more specific case detail go to:

for info on some of the potential MediCal cuts to specific services and providers, including copays, deductibles and other cost sharing techniques as well as direct fee reductions:

to review the MedicAid optional benefits in California:

for more COPA info contact:

Bryce W.A. Docherty
Executive Director & Lobbyist
California Orthotic & Prosthetic Association
1231 I Street, Suite 203
Sacramento, California 95814
Telephone (916) 769-0573

Ralph W. Nobbe, CPO
President, California Orthotic and Prosthetic Association [email protected]


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