Navigation Links
National Health Care Alliance Gains New Members Against Aetna's New Anesthesia Policy
Date:2/1/2008

Consumer fraud lawsuit is imminent if Propofol coverage isn't reinstated

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The drumbeat directed towards Aetna to immediately retract its refusal to cover Propofol under all circumstances is getting louder. And as more organizations join the Gastroenterologists and Anesthesiologist Alliance, a call to file a consumer fraud lawsuit against Aetna is growing closer.

What was once solely a New York State issue has now become a national campaign.

Just days after a letter was sent to Aetna's Corporate Counsel and high-level executives demanding a meeting to discuss the importance of covering Propofol, the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists, and the New Jersey Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society, as well as individual and group physicians practicing gastroenterology and anesthesiology from across the country have agreed to join the GA Alliance and its already existing members, which include the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the New York County Medical Society.

Scott Einiger, lead counsel for the GA Alliance and Senior Partner in the Manhattan Division of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Greenberg, Formato & Einiger, LLP, indicated that he was "pleased to welcome our colleagues from other states to join forces with us to combat consumer fraud." John Fanburg a partner with the law firm of Wolf Block and counsel for the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists and the New Jersey Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society stated, "We are pleased to participate and join forces with this growing alliance. It is our hope that we can directly effectuate change in this policy through a meeting with Aetna's executive leadership."

Aetna's recent decision to stop reimbursing for the use of Propofol is at odds with other national healthcare organizations. Recently, United Health Care decried such a decision and announced that it will come forward to announce that they wil
'/>"/>

SOURCE Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Greenberg, Formato&
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. OSHA Establishes a New National Emphasis Program on Silica
2. QED International Associates Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) European Medical Products and Devices Index
3. St.Vincent and Publicis Indianapolis Receive National Service Industry Advertising Awards
4. Medifast Offers 5 Heart Healthy Tips in Recognition of Fridays National Wear Red Day
5. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. to Host Fourth-Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call
6. Heart-Shaped Light Displays on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Building Show Support for American Heart Month, National Wear Red Day
7. Buffalo Company Launches First-ever National Electronic Transaction Network to Improve Health Care Access for Uninsured and Underinsured
8. OSHA Seeking Nominations for National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
9. Pennsylvania Commission for Women Encourages Observance of National Wear Red Day
10. Examination by National Expert Shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigans Social Mission Contributions Totaled at Least $391 Million in 2007
11. American Journal of Disaster Medicine Accepted for Inclusion into The National Library of Medicines MEDLINE Database and may now be Accessed Through the PUBMED Website or the MEDLARS System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay ... American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected ... The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in all 18 monkeys who ... five days after infection. ZMapp even cured monkeys with ... away from death, said study senior author Gary Kobinger, chief ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 As well as having ... is currently pursuing counselor certification in Louisiana. ... the CPI training program as well as the ... grown both personally and professionally. I am not ... competently able to do so. As a Non ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 01, 2014 Bioinformatics refers ... and analyze biological and genetic data. A major ... of developing software tools to generate and process ... confused with biological computation. While bioinformatics simply makes ... biology can its related concepts, biological computation refers ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Harmon Meadow ... held on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The event will be ... Secaucus, New Jersey. All proceeds from the race will benefit ... a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring ... General registration is $30 with special pricing for veterans, military ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 2014 Daily Gossip reveals in it's ... community that gives members access to thousands of professionally ... online resource aims to help both people who plan ... who are looking for inspiration in creating one of ... Me Now by visiting the official website at: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 2Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 3Health News:Narconon Louisiana Announces New Certifications For Staff 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 4Health News:Hope For The Warriors New Jersey Run to Honor Wounded and Families of the Fallen 2Health News:Tattoo Me Now Review Reveals Unique Ideas for Tattoo Designs 2
... salt to reduce heart disease risk. The other side says ... people. Which is correct? There isn’t a simple answer. ... component of salt) in the diet lowers blood pressure. But ... her genes, age, and medical conditions, reports the November 2006 ...
... identified a naturally occurring enzyme that can break down ... Alzheimer's disease.// The finding may provide researchers with new ... of Alzheimer's patients and could one day help them ... of Medicine in St. Louis showed earlier this summer ...
... 2007 issue of the Pediatric Blood & Cancer investigates ... healthcare between industrialized and developing countries, as a way ... ,Pediatric oncology has witnessed path breaking strides in ... decades, but developing nations still have a long way ...
... the victims unintentionally demand, or actually have, sex while ... ,Research into this condition called sexsomania has been ... it. This disorder usually causes problems in relationships. It ... ,Several researchers believe sexsomania to be a variant of ...
... to researchers, a gene determines people’s sensitivity to pain.In ... pain could be prevented by blocking the expression of ... This could be a breakthrough in development of new ... a quarter of them had the genetic variant that ...
... of Singapore recently by researchers, reported in the American ... the tangible benefits of curries commonly used by Asian ... meals which are accompanied by a helping of curries ... is often indelibly associated with aging. Asian elders who ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Naturally Occurring Enzyme Can Break Down Key Part of Alzheimer's Plaques 2Health News:Videoconferencing, an impetus to Pediatric Oncology 2Health News:Gene determines pain threshold... 2Health News:Spices in curries spruce up aging minds 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... District Court for the District of New ... the company,s case against Sandoz, Inc. regarding United Therapeutics, ... Sheridan ruled that U.S. Patent No. 6,765,117 is ... Sandoz from marketing its generic product until the expiration ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Diseases largely eradicated in the ... Measles was declared eliminated in 2000, yet the CDC ... 15—the highest incidence in 20 years. In July, ... cough a problem of "epidemic proportions." ... from these preventable diseases—in part because some parents (more ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. Multiple ... in demyelination, axonal transection, and neurodegeneration. The myelin sheath ... immune system, which targets neurons within the central nervous ... which the damage of the myelin sheath causes disruption ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 3
Lorenz 2.0 mm titanium system for the midface provides an excellent alternative to lower profile systems in areas of the midface where greater fixation is needed....
... Timesh 1.6 Titanium Cranial Fixation Systems ... benefits specifically requested by surgeons and ... cranioplasty implants may be either shaped ... procedure warrants, a pre-measured, cut, bent ...
... LeibingerTitanium Microplus System is a ... skeletal fixation armamentarium. It may ... vault, nasal, zygomatic and orbital ... especially where increased strength over ...
... Codman Sofwire Cable ... bony fixation including sublaminar ... maxillo facial surgery, sternotomy ... cables and a complete ...
Medicine Products: