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State supreme court denies local hospital's rate request

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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The West Virginia Supreme Court rejected a Beckley hospital's petition for the state to recalculate rates for low-income patients.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare runs Beckley ARH.  They filed a lawsuit in 2010 against the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services for the recalculation, on the grounds that the state's medicaid reimbursement rates do not cover the services they provide.

The court said state law does not provide for the relief sought by BARH.  

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