Travelers units sued over discounting workers comp medical fees
PORTLAND, Ore.—Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. and several other units of Travelers Cos. Inc. are accused of illegally discounting workers compensation medical fees in a class action lawsuit filed late last week.
Lincoln City Physical Therapy L.L.C. says Hartford, Conn.-based Travelers improperly applied discounts for workers comp services offered through various preferred provider organizations. The provider contends that such discounts are not allowed under Oregon’s workers comp law, and says that “hundreds of medical providers” in Oregon were underpaid by Travelers.