Hilo doctor files suit against HMSA

  • Photo courtesy of Charlene Orcino Baby Jayson Orcino, shortly after his premature birth in 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Dr. Richard Nitta and Charlene Orcino stand outside Ted Hong's office in Hilo on Monday.

A Hilo obstetrician-gynecologist is suing the state’s largest medical insurance provider, accusing it of intentionally failing to cover certain medications and procedures he considered necessary for his patients.