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Louisiana Hospital Owes Doctor Group for Psychiatric Services

April 19, 2021, 6:14 PM

A Louisiana hospital breached its contract with a psychiatric practice group by entering into a contract with an insurer that impaired the group’s ability to bill patients and payers directly, a state appeals court said.

There was no question that Greenbrier Hospital LLC directly contravened Gulf South Psychiatry LLC’s contractual right to directly bill for its services by entering into a contract with United Behavioral Health in which the insurer paid the hospital a daily rate for services provided to its insureds, the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, said.

Greenbrier didn’t create a genuine issue of material fact to...

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