Payment rate probe raises concerns about health care cost hikes

Wojcik, Joanne
February 2008
Business Insurance;2/18/2008, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p1
The article reveals the plan of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to sue UnitedHealth Group Inc. and several of its subsidiaries for dramatically under-reimbursing out-of-network medical expenses using data provided by Ingenix. In addition, Cuomo has issued subpoenas to 16 other large health insurers to determine whether they, too, are underpaying providers by relying on the Ingenix's Prevailing Healthcare Charges System.


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