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Oxford Health Accused of Unequal Nutrition Counseling Coverage

Dec. 1, 2021, 7:37 PM

Oxford Health Insurance Inc. was sued in Manhattan federal court by two women who say the insurer violates federal employee benefits and mental health parity law by covering nutrition counseling services for patients with diabetes but not eating disorders.

The proposed class action, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks a court order requiring Oxford to cover nutrition counseling and dietitian services for patients with diagnosed eating disorders. By covering these services for patients with physical conditions like diabetes but not for those with eating disorders, Oxford runs afoul of the Mental ...

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