Court Cases and Decisions

  RICO
On October 18, 2005, Humana agreed to settle its portion of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). Like other HMOs that settled, Humana agreed to make many propatient, prophysician business process improvements. Humana also agreed to pay physicians $40 million for past abuses. "Thousands of physicians and their professional associations and representatives have worked long and hard for this agreement," said co-lead outside counsel, Archie Lamb. "As in previous settlements, the agreed upon landmark business practice changes will result in a more efficient health care system for all concerned and redirect precious resources to the care of patients." 

Supreme Court Decisions

The Litigation Center of the AMA and State Medical Societies
TMA is a founding member of the Litigation Center of the AMA and State Medical Societies. The Litigation Center is an organization created by the AMA and the state medical societies to coordinate litigation within the federation of medical societies. Its purpose is to concentrate legal resources in filing lawsuits or amicus curiae briefs in cases of general interest to physicians and their patients and to share information and resources in response to emerging legal issues.


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