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Iowa Dentist Wins Appeal Over Nonrenewal of Medicaid Contract

June 11, 2021, 3:31 PM

An Iowa Medicaid managed care organization breached a dentist’s contract to provide services, as the contract didn’t allow it to decline to renew the agreement, the state’s top court said Friday.

Robert Colwell’s contract stated that it would be valid for an initial term of one year, followed by automatic renewal. But that didn’t give Managed Care of North America Inc. authority not to renew it, as the following section listed specific methods and reasons for terminating the contract, the Iowa Supreme Court said.

Colwell provided dentistry services to Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries under the terms of his agreement with ...

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