Nine Physicians Sue Pittsburgh's West Penn Allegheny for Alleged Cherry Picking

Nine physicians have sued West Penn Allegheny Health System after the Pittsburgh-based system allegedly informed them it was abandoning primary care services in a certain area due to low and poor payor rates, according to a Pittsburgh Business Times report.

The physicians allege the strategy was intended to flood UPMC Shadyside Hospital with non-paying patients, hurting West Penn's chief rival, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The physicians are part of the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Care Associates division of the Allegheny Medical Practice Network. They are seeking release from their contracts with West Penn and combined damages of more than $900,000.

Read the Pittsburgh Business Times report on the lawsuit against West Penn Allegheny.

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