Calif. Medical Group Accuses Aetna Of Blacklisting Its Docs

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- The California Medical Association and Aetna Inc. this week targeted one another in public correspondence with explosive charges of corrupt billing practices and wide-ranging harassment, a sign of escalating hostilities as the two sides wage a courtroom battle over referrals to out-of-network providers.

On the one hand, the CMA accused Aetna of refusing to contract with any physician looking to join the insurer’s network if the doctor belongs to the CMA or any of the local medical associations taking part in a lawsuit filed against the...
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