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US health insurance firm settles class action lawsuit brought by 900 000 doctors

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39202.418345.DB (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:924
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The biggest health insurance company in the United States, Blue Cross Blue Shield, has been forced to settle a class action lawsuit brought by 900 000 doctors who claimed that they were not being fairly paid for treating patients.

    The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of Florida in Miami in May 2003, alleged that numerous insurance plans run by Blue Cross Blue Shield, which covered 77 million patients, “had conspired in a massive scheme to defraud doctors in violation of the [1970] federal …

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