Psychologist Group Loses Appeal In Insurance Privacy Row

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a suit accusing a pair of medical claims administrators of violating patient confidentiality laws, ruling the plaintiffs had not exhausted their administrative options and that a trial judge had erred in reconsidering a matter heard previously in another court.

Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. and Magellan Health Services Inc. convinced the two-judge appeals panel to boot a complaint filed by the New Jersey Psychological Association and two patients who claimed the companies violated the law by requiring psychiatrists to...
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