Travelers, et al. vs. Cuomo
Challenges 13%, 11% and 9% rate add-ons.
U.S. District Court in Manhattan struck down the add-ons.
2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the federal court ruling.
The 13% surcharge continues, pending appeal.
Potential annual impact for New York hospitals: $200 million.
Trustees of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Employee Benefit Plan vs. Cuomo
Challenges the 13% surcharge, and bad-debt and charity-care add-ons.
A ruling on the 13% surcharge is being held in abeyance pending a decision in the Travelers case.
A decision on bad debt and charity care is pending in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Potential annual impact for New York hospitals: $92 million.
Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. (Cigna) vs. Cuomo, et al.
Challenges the 13% surcharge, state rate-setting in general and hospitals' right to balance-bill patients for portions not paid by insurance.
Pending before the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
Financial impact for New York hospitals is unknown.
Capo, et al. vs. HANYS, et al.
Seeks recovery of all 13% surcharges paid by a joint shippers/longshoreman's welfare fund since Jan. 1, 1988, and 11% surcharges paid between April 1, 1992, and March 31, 1993.
Case is being held by the U.S. District Court in Manhattan pending a decision in the Travelers case.
Potential total impact for New York hospitals: $1.2 billion.
Source: Healthcare Association of New York State