Federal, State Courts At Odds In La. PPO Action

Law360, New York (September 24, 2009, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Preferred provider organization First Health Group is seeking another injunction in federal court to prevent health care providers from claiming that certain PPO discounts were improper under the Louisiana PPO statute and that they violated state workers' compensation law.

First Health Group, a subsidiary of Coventry Health Care Inc., said Sept. 23 that a permanent injunction against a group of medical providers should be issued because it was functionally identical to two injunctions the court previously issued.

Indeed, the U.S. District Court for the Western District...
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