Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. May 1st. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Pediatrics
Endroit courant :
> This Story

Ouverture ou Registre to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Send us your Comments




More Industry Headlines

Rural hospitals require better 'end of support' equipment solutions Sometimes replacing equipment is simply not an option

Philips Medical Systems sues ex-employee over alleged secrets theft Suit claims X-ray tube trade secrets were stolen before erasing hard drive

New 'roadmap' paves the way for AI innovations in radiology Aims to advance foundational AI research for imaging

Peeling back the Medicare Advantage onion Understanding the high growth rate of MA plan coverage

FDA finds duodenoscope contamination risk still too high Up to 5.4 percent of properly collected samples has 'high concern' organisms

Israeli researchers develop first 3D heart from patient's biological materials A first — complete with blood vessels, ventricles and cells

Air medical transportation: How a 15-minute ride may cost $30,000, and how we can change it Reducing sky-high transport expenses

Using comic illustrations to support patient understanding of cardiac catheterization Making patients more satisfied, less anxious and more informed

X-ray sheds new light on ancient mummy The Everhart Museum in PA tapped Geisinger Radiology for help

Breaking barriers in Alzheimer’s disease with focused ultrasound Researchers at Sunnybrook in Toronto are closing the therapeutic gap

Legal action
over information use

Aetna classe la plainte fédérale contre Laboratory Corporation de l'Amérique

par Astrid Fiano , DOTmed News Writer
Aetna Inc., Aetna Health Management, LLC, and Aetna Health Holdings LLC (collectively, Aetna) have filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania accusing Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) of misusing confidential information in order to continue receiving referrals from Aetna physician providers. Aetna is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pa., and Hartford, Conn. LabCorp is located in Burlington, N.C.

According to the complaint, LabCorp's activities in allegedly misrepresenting its status resulted in Aetna members' lab tests being sent to LabCorp, and costing Aetna more money than if the tests had been sent to Aetna's current in-network provider.

Story Continues Below Advertisement


Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.

The complaint states that from the late 1990s to 2007, Aetna had services agreements with LabCorp, with specific provisions not to use the confidential information obtained through the services, including member and provider data. Aetna alleges that LabCorp learned the identity and characteristics of the network providers, which members used LabCorp services, and that Aetna participating physicians used the networks to maximize members' benefits and provide utilization review and quality management.

Aetna terminated the services agreement in 2007. LabCorp then allegedly sent letters to providers saying that Aetna had terminated the contract, but that LabCorp services would not cost more than in-network providers. Aetna says that LabCorp at first reduced its charges but gradually escalated the charges, resulting in higher costs to Aetna. Aetna also alleges that LabCorp's later communications gave the false impression to providers and members either that members would continue to receive LabCorp services at an in-network cost, or that LabCorp was still an in-service provider. Based on the misleading communications, Aetna says that physicians referred services to LabCorp instead of Aetna's in-network providers.

Aetna is requesting that LabCorp be prohibited from using Aetna's trade secrets, as well as monetary damages.


Développez la notoriété de votre marque
Enchères + Ventes Privées
Obtenir le meilleur prix
Acheter des équipement / pièces
Trouver le meilleur prix
Infos du jour
Lire Les dernières nouvelles
Consulter tous les utilisateurs DOTmed
Éthique concernant DOTmed
Voir notre programme d'éthique
L'or partie le programme de fournisseur
Recevoir des demandes PH
Programme de marchand de service d'or
Recevoir des demandes
Fournisseurs de soins de santé
Voir tous les outils des HCP (abréviation pour les professionnels de la santé)
Les travaux/Formation
Trouver / combler un poste
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Obtenir des devis de pièces
Certification Récentes
Voir les utilisateurs récemment certifiés
Evaluation Récentes
Voir les utilisateurs récemment certifiés
Central de location
Louer de l’équipement à moindre prix
Vendre des équipements / pièces
Obtenir le maximum d'argent
Service le forum de techniciens
Trouver de l'aide et des conseils
Simple demande de propositions
Obtenir des devis pour des appareils
Expo Virtuelle
Trouver des services d'appareils
L'Access et l'utilisation de cet emplacement est sujet aux modalités et aux conditions du notre de nos MENTIONS LEGALES & DONNEES PERSONELLES
Propriété de et classe des propriétaires DOTmedà .com, inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.