Aetna Inc. was denied rehearing of a Fourth Circuit decision reviving class allegations that the insurer conspired with Optumhealth Care Solutions to overcharge patients for chiropractic and physical therapy services.
The companies asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to rethink its June decision reviving an Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit over their billing practices. The court allowed health plan participant Sandra Peters to seek several forms of relief under ERISA without showing a personal financial loss tied to the companies’ conduct.
This decision ignored recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent on standing, misapplied the standards governing …
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