- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services has reached a settlement with nursing homes that sued the state over Medicaid funding.

The settlement will provide nursing homes with a 2.5 increase in funding over the next year. The state Supreme Court issued an order approving the settlement Thursday and agreed to stay the case.

Fifty-nine nursing homes won a Superior Court judgment in April that found the state made unauthorized cuts to their Medicaid funding.

The case later drew national attention after it was revealed that a lawyer with the Office of Health and Human Services failed to tell the agency about the court’s decision, and the state missed its deadline to appeal.

Nursing homes will see $9 million in additional funding due to the settlement.

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