Deere HMO Can Dump Clinics Accused Of Poor Care: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT) -- John Deere Health Care Plan Inc. legitimately exercised its right to terminate its contracts with a group of health clinics after patients complained about substandard services, the Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday.

The three-judge panel agreed with U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan, saying the Health Maintenance Organization is immune under both the Health Care Quality Improvement Act and the Tennessee Peer Review Law to a suit claiming breach of contract and defamation brought by David Moore, principal for the four-clinic Community Health Care Clinics Inc. JDHCP’s...
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