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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

State Medical Association Lacks Standing to Sue MCO Over Payments to Docs

From Mealey & Lexis:  Continuing a trend (it appears) of state medical associations who challenge MCO payment practices being poured out on standing grounds: HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Jan. 11 in separate opinions affirmed the dismissal of suits brought against two managed care companies for allegedly unfair and deceptive practices related to payments made to physicians, finding that the medical society that brought the claims lacked standing to sue because their alleged harms were indirect and its physician members could bring the claims themselves (Connecticut State Medical Society v. Oxford Health Plans, No. SC17071; Conn. Sup.; 2005 Conn. LEXIS 2; Connecticut State Medical Society v. ConnectiCare Inc., No. SC 17072, Conn. Sup.; 2005 Conn. LEXIS 4). [tm]

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