Friday, July 20, 2007

Injunction Halts WVHCA Cardiac Demonstration Project

Today's State Journal reports on Kanawha County Circuit Judge Stucky's granting of a preliminary injunction halting the West Virginia Health Care Authority from moving forward with a demonstration program that would enable three West Virginia hospitals to perform therapeutic angioplasties without having open heart backup services. The injunction was filed in seperate actions by St. Mary's Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital.

Details on the demonstration pilot project can be found under Section VII of the State Health Plan Cardiac Catheterization Standards.

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