CONCORD, N.H. - A federal judge in New Hampshire on Sept. 27 denied a motion to dismiss a health care provider challenge to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' (NHDHHS) methodology for implementing certain Medicaid reimbursement rate reductions. The judge explained that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is better suited to determine whether the methodology is consistent with federal statutory provisions that impose rate reductions (Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic, et al., v. Nicholas Toumpas, Commissioner, N.H. Dept. of Health and Human Services, No. 11cv358, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138888).