Mealey's Labor & Employment - 3rd Circuit Reverses Decision, Say Providers Do Not Need To Arbitrate Claims

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 3rd Circuit Reverses Decision, Say Providers Do Not Need To Arbitrate Claims

PHILADELPHIA - In reversing a lower court, a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 6 held that health care providers' direct and derivative claims fall outside the scope of an arbitration agreement with a health insurance provider and thus the claims at issue are not subject to arbitration (CardioNet Inc., et al. v. CIGNA Health Corp., No. 13-2496, 3rd Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 8468).

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