After a six-year journey, a suit claiming that managed care companies have systematically underpaid doctors by rigging software will soon go before a mock jury. Attorney Joe Whatley sees the case as an example of little guys standing up to large buyers' financial clout, adding, "It's very important to advance the rights of people who rely on somebody to get paid." Whatley estimates that managed care companies have saved at least $10 billion by shortchanging doctors since 1990.
Sometimes, Doctors Are Little Guys, Too
The American Lawyer
August 18, 2005