Pa. Insurance Dept. Overbilled For Med Mal Fund, Court Says

Law360, Philadelphia (August 9, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A divided Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Friday that the state’s Insurance Department had systemically overbilled health care providers over three years to fund a statutory program offering excess coverage for medical malpractice claims.

An en banc panel ruled 6-1 that the department had failed to account for unspent balances in the fund, which is set up under the state’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act, when determining the annual contribution health care providers were required to contribute from 2009 through 2011.

Under the MCARE...
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