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Thousands of Physicians Eligible for Payment From UnitedHealth Group
By News Staff
The class-action suit asserted that for more than a decade, UnitedHealth Group used a flawed database operated by its subsidiary company, Ingenix, to determine its out-of-network payment rates. According to the AMA, use of the flawed database "increased insurers' profits at the expense of patients and physicians."
Although UnitedHealth Group did not claim responsibility in the case, the company settled out of court and agreed to pay $350 million to physicians and patients whose payments were based on the allegedly skewed data.
According to the United Healthcare Settlement website, physicians have until
- July 27 to opt out of the class-action settlement,
- July 27 to file objections to the settlement and
- Oct. 5 to file a proof-of-claim to share in the settlement fund.
Questions should be directed to Berdon Claims Administration LLC at (800) 443-1073.