Cooper & Kirk has one of the leading Medicaid focused healthcare litigation practices in the country. We have successfully represented the State of Tennessee’s Medicaid program, TennCare, in numerous disputes in federal court that have resulted in the TennCare program saving billions of dollars and ending several long-running, onerous consent decrees that hampered state officials’ ability to manage their Medi-caid program and control program costs. We have likewise litigated for the State of North Carolina in challenges to their Medicaid program. We represented members of the North Carolina legislature in successfully staving off a forced expansion of the state’s Medicaid program that was estimated to cost North Carolina hundreds of millions of dollars.
In addition to Cooper & Kirk’s broad Medicaid litigation experience on behalf of state defendants, we have represented plaintiffs in a variety of healthcare-related class action suits. For example, Cooper & Kirk represented a class of individuals afflicted with Hepatitis C whose healthcare insurer denied them access to a new drug that would cure their disease. We obtained a settlement that has facilitated every class member having access to this cure. We are currently representing a class of hospitals seeking to recover millions of dollars in payments from a state fund established to reimburse hospitals for a portion of the costs incurred in providing charity care to Pennsylvania’s sickest uninsured patients. Although the District Court dismissed this case, we were able to get that decision reversed by the Third Circuit and are actively litigating this issue.