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Managed Care Litigation, Second Edition, with 2014 Supplement

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2013/1,300 pp. Hardover with 2014 Supplement/Order #9495P

Practice-oriented guidance for litigating within the managed care industry

Myriad potential litigation issues were introduced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as health plans and other managed care organizations will have to comply not only with state mandated benefits but with federally mandated benefits as well. After 2014, the size of the health coverage market, especially for the individual coverage, will increase as higher-risk individuals are able to obtain coverage regardless of health status and lower-risk individuals elect to pay premiums rather than penalties. The influx of insured patients into the managed care system will result in more litigation and an array of new issues.

Managed Care Litigation, Second Edition is a practical, authoritative reference written specifically for practitioners who handle managed care disputes to help them rapidly focus on key issues and expertly advise their clients. The treatise offers in-depth analysis of all the important issues in managed care litigation, providing both a basic overview and a comprehensive examination of legal issues. The book provides useful guidance on:

  • Typical disputes, such as benefits coverage issues, utilization management, and contractual claims between payors, providers, and patients
  • Reimbursement issues, including billing and coding and prompt-pay statutes
  • State regulations and insurance administrative processes
  • Health plan liability laws, ACA compliance, and issues pertaining to medical loss ratios
  • External review laws and health insurance exchanges
  • Managed behavioral health care litigation issues and mental health parity
  • Litigating disputes arising under federal health programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, FEHBP, and TRICARE, as well as Federal False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, and Stark issues
  • Antitrust litigation, including unfair trade practices, exclusionary conduct, most-favored nation clauses, and anti-competitive actions
  • Class action lawsuits and arbitration, settlement, and discovery issues
  • ERISA litigation and preemption strategies
  • Formation and operation of managed care network organizations, ACOs and value-based provider reimbursement, and pay for performance issues

This timely reference is an excellent springboard to drafting pleadings or advisory memoranda and is organized so that both in-house and outside managed care counsel and executives can quickly access the information they need, review the legal theories and processes involved, and get up to speed on the case law.


2014 Supplement alone/ISBN 978-1-61746-495-9/Order #2495

The 2014 Supplement offers important updates, including discussion of a Nevada jury decision in 2013 imposing $24 million in compensatory damages and $500 million in punitive damages; new sections on ERISA statute of limitations and ERISA prompt payment laws, and new case law on equitable relief under ERISA; updated discussion of ACA and legal challenges; discussion of an HHS advisory letter to state insurance regulators on November 14, 2013, stating that as a one-year “transitional policy” HHS would not consider health plans that renewed coverage in the noncompliant products to be out of compliance with requirements of the ACA; analysis of questions still unanswered after the Supreme Court’s Actavis decision; and new discussions on the Filed Rate Doctrine and waivers under the ACA for accountable care organizations’ compensation arrangements.

About the Editor-in-Chief

David M. Humiston is a partner with Sedgwick LLP, Los Angeles, CA, and is chairman of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group.

ABA Health Law Section

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