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If You Treated an Illinois Workers' Compensation Patient or a Patient Covered by an Illinois Automobile Insurance Policy and Your Bill was Reduced by a Discount Pursuant to a First Health or CCN PPO Network, Please Read This Notice Carefully As It Affects
Date:4/1/2009

FARIBAULT, Minn., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is a Summary Notice to inform you of a Class Action Settlement that may affect your rights. You can obtain a copy of the full Notice, which explains your rights in more detail at www.pposettlements.com.

The proposed Settlement resolves a purported class action lawsuit captioned Richard C. Coy, D.C. d/b/a Coy Chiropractic Health Center, P.C., and Lawrence Shipley, D.C., v. CCN Managed Care, Inc. and First Health Group Corp., Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois, Case No. 04-L-1055, in which Plaintiffs claim that CCN Managed Care, Inc. (f/k/a Community Care Network, Inc.), and First Health Group Corp., (collectively First Health), operated PPO networks through which healthcare payors improperly discounted the bills of healthcare providers who treated Illinois claimants covered by workers' compensation programs or automobile insurance policies. The First Health Defendants deny these claims. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing or that any law or duty was violated.

All healthcare providers in Illinois whose reimbursement for medical services and products relating to the treatment of an Illinois workers' compensation claimant or a person covered by an automobile insurance policy was reduced pursuant to a network operated by First Health (including CCN), from September 24, 1994 through December 11, 2008.

If the Settlement is approved, First Health will make a contribution of $1.25 million to non-profit organizations that support medical education and/or workplace safety in Illinois. First Health also will undertake marketing efforts to increase use of its provider networks. Further, if the settlement is approved, First Health will add language to its provider contracts and issue statements regarding the absence of requirements for financial incentives to Illinois patients in workers
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