Cigna Fights Bid For Cert. In Reimbursement Practices Suit

Law360, Washington (August 15, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Cigna Corp. urged a Massachusetts federal judge Thursday not to certify a class of psychological services providers who allege the insurance company improperly reduced their Medicare-reimbursable claims, maintaining the plaintiffs are attacking legal insurance industry procedures.

Although plaintiff Mitchell Clionsky alleges Cigna and Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. improperly use autoadjudication, or automated processes to accept or reject providers' reimbursement claims, the insurance companies told the court that the technique "permeates the modern health insurance industry" and doesn't warrant class certification in the case.

Cigna maintains...
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Case Title

Clionsky v. CIGNA Corporation

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Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


William G. Young

Date Filed

June 28, 2011

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