Health Care Providers Launch Suit Over Fla. Insurance Law

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 3:41 PM EST) -- Anti-fraud revisions to Florida's automobile insurance law violate federal due process guarantees by improperly slashing or eliminating reimbursements to chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists, according to a proposed class action launched Friday.

The complaint filed in Florida federal court accuses state lawmakers of acting unlawfully earlier this when they overhauled regulations surrounding so-called personal injury protection insurance to bar consumers from using benefits to pay for acupuncture or massages. In addition, the amended law impermissibly cuts by 75 percent the payment a chiropractor can receive unless...
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