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PT Group Sues MedRisk Over Provider Referral Practices

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 2327 | 0 | 35 min read

After settling a lawsuit against One Call that accused the workers’ comp cost-containment company of funneling business to providers who accepted deep discounts, the Independent Physical Therapists of California is now suing MedRisk over similar allegations. IPTCA filed the lawsuit Oct. 4 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. IPTCA says in its complaint that MedRisk operates an illegal referral system in which it “solicits (or extorts) deep discounts of a specified amount from its contracted health care professionals as an inducement for it to send them ...

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