Kaiser Foundation Health Plan v. Superior Court

Prime filed suit against Kaiser, alleging that Kaiser failed to reimburse Prime for emergency medical services Prime provided to Kaiser members. On appeal, Kaiser challenged the trial court's denial of its petition to vacate an arbitration award. The Court of Appeal held that the merits of the confirmation of the panel's award on the Medicare Act preemption and exhaustion issues were not reviewable, either by appeal or by writ. Accordingly, the court issued a preemptory writ of mandate directing the trial court to vacate its judgment confirming the "Partial Final Award Re Medicare Advantage Claims" that the arbitration panel issued, and to enter a new and different order dismissing Kaiser's petition to vacate that award. View "Kaiser Foundation Health Plan v. Superior Court" on Justia Law