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California Emergency Doctors Can Sue Health Plans for Unpaid Bills

Bloomberg BNA
November 16, 2016

Andrew Selesnick was quoted in the article, "California Emergency Doctors Can Sue Health Plans for Unpaid Bills," published in Bloomberg BNA on November 16, 2016. The article spotlights the California Supreme Court's recent ruling that emergency physicians can sue HMOs for negligently delegating payment responsibility to an Independent Physicians Association (IPA) when they knew, or should have known, that the IPA was not financially stable. As counsel for the emergency physicians, Mr. Selesnick notes that ‘‘To me it is a very common sense view that the court took. The plans’ view was untenable: requiring that people who are required to provide services to their patients should work for free because of the plans’ business decisions.’’

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