Doctors Accuse Blue Cross Of Anti-Competitive Scheme

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT) -- In the first antitrust suit lodged by health care providers, a chiropractor alleged that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association conspired with its member plans nationwide to divide geographic markets, a move that restricted competition and forced doctors to accept lower rates.

In Alabama federal court Tuesday, lead plaintiff Jerry L. Conway, a former chiropractor, sued the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, as well as 45 plan participants, including Anthem Inc. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. The proposed class claimed Blue...
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