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Consumer Law : Direct Patient Billing –  Medicaid Law –  Third-Party Recovery

Where a trauma center billed a patient injured in an automobile accident rather than Arkansas Medicaid for treatment and the center sought to collect from her after she settled her claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer, the judgment for the trauma center is affirmed because federal and state law do not bar recovery from the patient or a liable third party

Judgment is affirmed.

Robinett v. Shelby County Healthcare Corporation (MLW No. 71878/Case No. 17-1336 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Marshall, J. (Jeffrey Scriber, Jonesboro, Arkansas, argued for appellant; Brandon W. Lacy appeared on the brief) (Don L. Hearn Jr., Memphis, argued for appellee; Jeff Puryear, Mark Mayfield, Ryan Michael Wilson, John Irving Houseal III, Don L. Hearn Jr. and John I. Houseal Jr. appeared on the brief).

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