Health Provider Loses Cert. Bid In State Farm Suit

Law360, New York (December 2, 2010, 4:25 PM EST) -- Coastal Neurology Inc. has lost its bid for certification of two classes of Florida health care providers in its breach of contract suit accusing State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. of using National Correct Coding Initiative edits to unlawfully limit providers' reimbursements.

Judge Ursula Ungaro of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida denied the plaintiff's motion for class certification Tuesday, agreeing with the insurer's argument that the numerous issues related to the plaintiffs' breach of contract and injunctive relief claims that are...
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