Whittier Independent Practice Association, Newburyport, Mass., is suing Steward Health Care Network, saying the medical group is illegally poaching its physicians and withholding millions of dollars in payments to punish it for leaving Steward. The suit, filed this week, offers a detailed description of hardball business tactics allegedly employed in negotiations between one of the state's largest medical organizations and the not-for-profit physician group.
Mass. physicians group sues Steward Health over payments
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