Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The Hang Out Route
Judge Federico Moreno of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has been presiding over the In Re Managed Care case, MDL No. 1334, for several years. It would cost over $45 at 8 cents a page to download the docket sheet from PACER. The case is a physicians class action against the major health insurance companies alleging improper reimbursement practices. Over the years, most of the defendants, including Aetna, CIGNA, Wellpoint, and Humana, settled. The holdout defendants were United Healthcare and Coventry Healthcare. Those companies' perserverance was rewarded on Monday when Judge Moreno dismissed the claims against them.