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Maldonado Medical LLC Champions Physician & Patient Rights for Better Reimbursement Schedules Nationwide
Date:9/3/2009

PHOENIX, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Maldonado Medical, a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider servicing the southwestern United States, in continuing its commitment to physicians, patients and the organized medical community, has joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and other physician associations from several states in filing a nationwide consolidated class action lawsuit. This lawsuit is against the following health insurers: Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp. and other co-conspirators such as Wellpoint, Inc., Oxford Health Plans, Health Net, Inc., and The Health Insurance Association of America over the use of a 'rigged' database used to underpay physicians, providers and patients for more than a decade.

This nationwide class action is brought on behalf of physicians, subscribers, DME providers and other non-physician providers, as well as the American Medical Association (AMA) and several state medical associations, including the Medical Society of New Jersey, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the California Medical Society, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the North Carolina Medical Society.

These organized medical communities have been forced to absorb as much as 28% reduction of the costs of treatments and services provided based on the Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR) allowable rates. This in turn diminishes the necessary resources to run their health care practices and stands in the way of the patient-physician relationship.

"Being a Plaintiff in this suit is unprecedented in the Durable Medical Equipment industry," states Brandon Maxon Maldonado, whom along with his brother Gregory Maxon Maldonado, own and operate Maldonado Medical. In an ongoing effort to increase reimbursement rates for physicians, Maldonado Medical is helping to spearhead efforts to keep physicians from being systematically trampled into submi
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