- Appellate Court Rejects Pharmacy Reimbursement Rate Claims
In a 3-0 published decision in Keffler, et. al., v. Partnership Healthplan of California, the First District Court of Appeals ruled that Partnership Healthplan, a managed care organization that contracts with the State of California to ensure that Medi-Cal recipients in Solano, Yolo, Napa, Marin, and Mendocino Counties have access to quality medical care, is not required to consider pharmacies' costs of obtaining prescription drugs when setting its reimbursement rates. Partnership Healthplan was represented by Burke attorney J. Leah Castella and by Douglas S. Cumming.
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