Clinics Win Class Cert. In Coventry Workers' Comp Dispute

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal judge on Tuesday granted class certification to a group of medical clinics over claims a unit of health plan operator Coventry Health Care Inc. had underpaid on workers' compensation reimbursement claims, ruling the potential class members were all subject to the same reimbursement procedure.

According to U.S. District Judge Dennis J. Hubel, plaintiff South Whidbey Physical Therapy and Sports Clinic had shown its claim that preferred provider organization First Health Provider Network had applied discounts to reimbursements for workers' compensation medical services, in...
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