CALIFORNIA MED. ASS'N, INC.,, D036140
The statutory nonwaiver clause under Health and Safety Code section 1371 does not preclude a health insurer from delegating its duty to pay physicians for health care services for the insurer's enrollees to medical group and independent practice association intermediaries.
- Decided 12/05/2001
- Published 12/05/2001
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Catherine I. Hanson,Astrid G. Meghrigian, San Francisco; Sullivan, McDonald, Bramley & Brody, Sullivan & Bramley, William A. Bramley, San Diego; Raffee & Edwards and John C. Edwards, La Jolla, for Plaintiff and Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, J. Anthony Sinclitico III and Kevin R. Nowicki, Irvine, for Defendants and Respondents Aetna U.S. Healthcare of California, Inc. and Prudential Health Care Plan of California, Inc., Chadbourne & Parke and Robin D. Ball, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Blue Cross of California., Latham & Watkins and Gregory N. Pimstone, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Blue Shield of California., Epstein, Becker & Green and William A. Helvestine, San Francisco, for Defendant and Respondent Health Net., Jay R. Davis, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Maxicare., Konowiecki & Rank, Peter Roan and Thomas C. Knego, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Pacificare of California., Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott and Stephen N. Roberts, San Francisco, for Defendant and Respondent United Healthcare of California, Inc.