The American Medical Association has set up a Web site to help thousands of physicians file claims against insurer UnitedHealth Group, which in January settled an AMA-filed lawsuit for $350 million.
The suit was one of at least four the AMA and several state medical societies have filed against insurers that used databases from Ingenix Inc. to price out-of-network claims. Ingenix is a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group. Suits also were filed against Aetna, Cigna and WellPoint. The suits alleged that the insurers conspired for 15 years to underpay physicians for out-of-network services.
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