Doctors In Calif. Sue Aetna Over Reimbursement Practices

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT) -- Doctors' groups across California on Tuesday sued divisions of Aetna Inc. for allegedly threatening physicians who referred patients to out-of-network providers and failing to honor policies that provided such coverage, accusations the insurer labeled as retaliation related to billing disputes.

The California Medical Association, which represents 35,000 doctors, is joined in the lawsuit by several regional medical groups, as well as 60 physicians, four surgery centers and a man who says he was wrongly denied reimbursement for surgery.

According to the plaintiffs, Aetna flouted Golden State...
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