• Hospitals Cannot Place Liens on AHCCCS Patients' Third Party Recoveries
  • January 12, 2015
  • Law Firm: Jones Skelton Hochuli P.L.C. - Phoenix Office
  • In Abbott v. Banner Health Network, the Arizona Court of Appeals recently handed down this decision holding that hospitals that accept payment from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (“AHCCCS”) for services to AHCCCS patients cannot later impose or enforce liens on funds the patients obtain from third party tortfeasors related to the hospital services provided. Such liens are void under federal law; and the federal law preempts Arizona law allowing such liens.