Grady Health System, Atlanta, sued Georgia's Medicaid agency, claming it shortchanged the system's flagship, 1,047-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, by about $3.2 million in indigent-care funds this year. The lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court is the latest tussle over how the Georgia Department of Community Health distributes indigent-care funds statewide. The agency averted threatened legal action in January with a temporary agreement with Grady and two other hospitals. A department spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit. Grady said the department should have cut the hospital's indigent-care funding by $2.7 million but arbitrarily decided to cut $5.8 million. "Our main concern is that this will lead to $3.2 million less in services to the poor," Grady President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Agwunobi said. -- by Michael Romano
Ga. system sues state over indigent-care funds
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