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Software, Predictive Models, and Discovery Against Insurance Companies

Posted in Health Insurer Discrimination Against Persons with Chronic Diseases, Insurance, Insurance Coverage for Tort Claims, Litigation Industry
The discovery wars of tomorrow will include plaintiffs seeking access to existing and future analytic and predictive databases and models operated by insurers. Why? In part because the insurers are further ramping up the use of predictive analytics, according to a March 1, 2106 article in Carrier Management.  A key excerpt from its states: “Some… Continue Reading

Virtues of Open Access to Big Data on Claiming and Payment Systems

Posted in Asbestos, Asbestos Bankruptcy, Fraud by Insurers and Their Lawyers, Health Insurer Discrimination Against Persons with Chronic Diseases, Insurance, Litigation Industry, Mass Tort Issues, Science
Access to “big data” is important to multiple aspects of claiming and payments systems. For example, secrecy in data helps some health insurance companies avoid analysis and compilation of data on how often they deny access to stem cell transplants to persons with cancer. Blocking access to data also helps health insurers make it harder… Continue Reading

Cigna: One of Multiple Examples of Health Insurers Using Health Insurance Plans that Discriminate Against Persons with Chronic Diseases

Posted in Cancer Drugs and Insurance, Health Insurer Discrimination Against Persons with Chronic Diseases
Problem: Insurer Discrimination Against Persons with Chronic Diseases Despite “Obamacare,” persons with chronic diseases continue to face economic discrimination through health insurance plans and/or drug formularies created and/or administered by some (not all) health insurers. Why? Some (not all) health insurers are using illegal and morally improper means to try to avoid significant payments for… Continue Reading