Divided Hawaii Supreme Court Rules On How Insurer Can Sue Over Contract Denial

HONOLULU - A divided Hawaii Supreme Court on May 11 held that a health maintenance organization cannot appeal the denial of a Medicaid contract awarded by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for the State of Hawaii under a state statute pertaining to procurement contracts but can obtain judicial review of the administrative denial of such matters under the declaratory judgment statute (AlohaCare v. Department Of Human Services, State of Hawaii,  No. SCWC-29630, Hawaii Sup.; 2012 Haw. LEXIS 152).

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