AHA Fires Back Against Software Firm With Copyright Lawsuit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 6:31 PM EST) -- The American Hospital Association on Monday escalated a legal fight with medical software developer The SSI Group Inc., launching a copyright infringement lawsuit one week after the firm filed its own complaint aimed at invalidating intellectual property protections for the trade group’s billing forms.

Alabama-based SSI has unlawfully reproduced descriptions and codes that appear in the AHA’s so-called UB-04 manual, which supports the only nonelectronic means of billing by institutional providers allowed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to the suit filed in...
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