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  • The Health Plan of Nevada Gambled With The Lives of Nevada Families.
  • The Health Plan of Nevada dropped Dr. Desai because of complaints about the quality of care and hired him back years later because he gave an extraordinarily low bid.
  • "We will prove that the Health Plan of Nevada knew what was going on at the clinics, they knew about the practices of the doctors and did nothing," Robert Eglet, attorney for the plaintiffs.
  • "The Health Plan of Nevada took billions in insurance premiums from Nevada families. The HMO is responsible for the doctors they require patients to use," said Robert Eglet
  • $15 billion in premiums were paid to the Health Plan of Nevada by Nevada families from 1997- 2007. The Health Plan of Nevada collected $1.8 billion from Clark County families in 2012.

Muthialu Trial Facts:  Actual Testimony from the HMO Trial Las Vegas :
Below are some of the highlights from the actual HMO trial questions / answers by the attorneys and witness.  You will be able to review the exact courtroom questions and answers.  Only facts presented at this web site, enjoy.

Q. Okay. Would you take a look at page 127 of your deposition, lines 1 through 10. And let me read it to you:

“QUESTION: And some of those sites are surgical centers, correct?
“ANSWER: Correct.
“In a typical year, how many surgical centers do you think the credentialing committee would do the site review of?
“ANSWER: I presume maybe less than 20 are surgical centers.
“QUESTION: In a year?
“ANSWER: In a year.”

So it was your understanding that HPN inspected at least 20 surgical centers every years, correct?

Q. Okay. Would you take a look at page 123, line 14 through 18:

“QUESTION: And the reason HPN did site visits in 2004 and 2005 to other surgery centers was for quality of care.
“ANSWER: I think I would believe that would be part of the criteria, yes.”
Did I read that right?
A. Yes, you did.

Q. And you had never seen these Cohan documents until your deposition was taken or after, right?
A. Yes.
Q. If someone at HPN’s contracting department or some administrator personally met with Dr. Cohan in the HPN offices up there on Tenaya and Dr. Cohan gave them orally this information, you would have expected that to be forwarded to someone, right?
A. Yes.
Q. And if HPN didn’t forward the Cohan – if that administrator or contracting person whoever it was, if that person had not forwarded the Cohan information, you would be upset, wouldn’t you?
A. Yes.
Q. And based on the Cohan information and what you know now, you would not have credentialed Dr. Desai, right?
A. Correct.




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