Medical Providers Appeal Federal Judge's Dismissal Of Denial Of Benefits Claims

Medical Providers Appeal Federal Judge's Dismissal Of Denial Of Benefits Claims

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Medical providers on Feb. 8 filed a notice of appeal of a Florida federal judge's order dismissing 996 purported derivative claims asserted on behalf of 500 patients related to providers' claims that health insurers violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by granting preapproval for medical procedures then denying coverage (Sanctuary Surgical Centre Inc., et al. v. UnitedHealthcare Inc., et al., No. 10-81589, S.D. Fla.).

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