OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News In February 2002, a federal appeals court voted 2-1 that the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society (PPS) may have legal standing to sue a group of HMOs on behalf of its member psychiatrists and their patients. PPS plans to challenge HMOs for what it claims are unfair refusals to pay for psychiatric services. This verdict was reported in The Legal Intelligencer on February 7, 2002. The ultimate aim of the suit, according to the PPS, is to correct what the . . .
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