Calif. HIPAA Overcharge Suit Paused For Blue Cross Appeal

Law360, Los Angeles (August 17, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday stayed a putative class action claiming Blue Shield of California overcharged customers for individual Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act policies, saying an appellate court’s review of a similar suit against Blue Cross of California Inc. will provide crucial guidance.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson's ruling puts the brakes on a putative class action accusing the 3.3 million member not-for-profit health insurer of exceeding a California premium rate ceiling on safety-net health coverage, while California’s court of appeal...
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