Sovereign immunity bars nursing homes from raising counterclaims against overpayments made to the state
, March 2001
A recent Illinois Appellate Court case has dealt a fatal blow to healthcare vendors seeking a set off of underpayments against overpayments made to the Illinois Department of Public Aid. In Alden Nursing Center-Lakeland, Inc. v. Patla, 317 Ill. App. 3d 1 (1st Dist. 2000), the court concluded that the Court of Claims has exclusive jurisdiction over counterclaims for money damages against the State of Illinois.
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