Since the lawsuit was filed last Thursday, at least one reporter has sought to put it in larger context. Scott Mooneyham, who writes for the Insider, a subscription newsletter circulated primarily to those at the General Assembly, lobbyists, journalists and other interested parties, wrote the following:
“What has been difficult for the press to reconcile are claims by Wos and other officials in the Department of Health and Human Services that the system is getting better against vague and whispered portrayals from others that they are not,” Mooneyham wrote in a piece that ran Monday. “While a few medical administrators have spoken up during legislative hearings, most have allowed the public criticism to come from politicians and auditors. When you depend on people for money, shouting and fussing about those same people can be a dangerous exercise. That all changed with the filing of a lawsuit, led by seven medical practices, against the state and the contractors who were hired to put the Medicaid claims system together.”
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