Doctor Seeks $6.4M For Exclusion From Blue Cross Network

Law360, Los Angeles (April 4, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a Los Angeles urgent care physician who claims Anthem Blue Cross illegally excluded him from its provider network asked a jury Thursday to award him $6.4 million in damages, saying the insurer punished him for being an advocate for patients.

Attorney Theresa Barta argued that Blue Cross violated Dr. Jeffrey Nordella's right to fair procedure because there was no “rational basis” for its decision to deny his application to join the network in March 2010. He claims he met the criteria of its...
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