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4th DCA: Doc Violated MPN Contract by Not Justifying Prescriptions

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Monday, May 20, 2013 | 0

A California appellate court last week ruled that an orthopedic surgeon who got kicked out of a medical provider network could not recover damages on his claim against the network for its failure to follow the contractually specified process for terminating him.The 4th District Court of Appeal, Division 3, said CorVel Healthcare "was well within its rights" when it summarily revoked Dr. Douglas Roger's membership in its MPN, since it was clear Roger "would never modify his practice to conform to the contract" and meet his obligations as a member physician. "Like one of T.S. Eliot'...

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