Appeals court allows RICO lawsuit against HMO's to proceed

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Appeals court allows RICO lawsuit against HMO's to proceed

Postby Webmaster » February 25th, 2005, 3:20 pm

Summary: The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals allows some charges to proceed. Doctors can now pursue their Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) lawsuit accusing Aetna and its Prudential unit, CIGNA, Foundation, Humana, PacifiCare, United Healthcare, and WellPoint of violating their obligation under federal law to provide necessary medical care. Issues involved include providers concealing business practices such as offering incentives to doctors to limit their patients' medical care.

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