Blue Cross Hit With $3.8M Verdict for Excluding Doctor

Law360, Los Angeles (April 8, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT) -- In the largest verdict of its kind, a California jury on Monday awarded $3.8 million in compensatory damages to an urgent care physician who claimed Anthem Blue Cross shut him out of its provider network because he was an advocate for his patients.

Dr. Jeffrey Nordella of Porter Ranch, Calif., prevailed on the unusual claim that Blue Cross violated his right of fair procedure when it denied his application to join the network in March 2010. He claimed he met the criteria of its credentialing policy...
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