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New Jersey Superior Court Grants Firm’s Motion to Dismiss $26M Repayment Suit Against Healthfirst

As reported in Law360, the Superior Court of New Jersey for Bergen County granted the Firm’s motion to dismiss a complaint filed by MHA, LLC, the owner of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, seeking more than $26 million in damages from Healthfirst. MHA brought various New Jersey statutory and common law claims based on its allegation that Healthfirst failed to pay or underpaid it for services alleged provided to Healthfirst’s Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. The Court dismissed all of MHA’s claims against Healthfirst, holding that MHA failed to exhaust administrative remedies and brought claims that are preempted by the Medicare Act.

Scott B. Klugman, Seth L. Levine, Aaron I. Karp, Christos G. Papapetrou and Lara J. Fogel worked on the matter, and Mr. Klugman argued the motion. The case is MHA, LLC d/b/a Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center v. Healthfirst, Inc. et al., BER-L-6822-13, (N.J. Supr. Ct., Bergen Cnty.)

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