DESERT HEALTHCARE DIST. v. PACIFICARE, FHP, INC., E026961
The statutory nonwaiver clause under Health and Safety Code section Section 1371 of the Knox-Keene Act 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 12/20/2001
- Published 12/20/2001
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Ralph Helton & Associates, Ralph G. Helton, Long Beach, and Carrie S. McLain for Plaintiff and Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Konowiecki & Rank, Thomas C. Knego, Los Angeles; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Timothy T. Coates and Alan Diamond, Beverly Hills, for Defendant and Respondent.