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Case No. 20-0545

Robert F. Colwell Jr.,
v.
MCNA Insurance Company and Managed Care of North America, Inc. d/b/a MCNA Dental and MCNA Dental Plans,

Robert Colwell Jr. D.D.S. entered into a Master Dental Provider Agreement with MCNA Dental and MCNA Dental Plans (MCNA) to provide dental services to Medicaid beneficiaries in Iowa. After MCNA informed Colwell that his provider contract would not be renewed for another annual term, Colwell filed suit alleging MCNA breached the contract and breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The district court entered judgment in favor of Colwell and MCNA appealed. MCNA contends that its contract with the State of Iowa and the provider contract itself permit nonrenewal of Colwell’s contract. MCNA further contends the district court erred in broadly construing Iowa’s “Any Willing Provider” rule and in applying the federal family planning “Any Willing Provider” rule to a dentist.

County:
Pottawattamie

Appellee

Robert F. Colwell Jr.,

Appellants

MCNA Insurance Company and Managed Care of North America, Inc. d/b/a MCNA Dental and MCNA Dental Plans,

Attorneys for Appellee

Rebecca A. Brommel

Attorneys for Appellants

Rodney C. Dahlquist Jr.
Sean M. Conway
Anne M. Breitkreutz

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Feb 17, 2021 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0545
Date Published:
Jun 11, 2021

Other Information

Date Retained:
Oct 20, 2020

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