August 23, 2013
Southern Illinois University School of Law has received $500,000 to continue providing medical and legal education to health care providers.
The funds are from a recently settled 2004 class action lawsuit. The law school was not party to the suit, in which a number of health care providers alleged that two preferred provider networks improperly reduced payments in connection with worker’s compensation and automobile insurance injury treatment claims. While the defendants, CNN Managed Care, Inc. and First Health Group Corp. (n/k/a Coventry) denied the allegations, a 2010 settlement in the Madison County case provided $1.25 million toward continuing medical education benefits.