In 2009, UnitedHealth Group agreed to settle for $350 million a lawsuit the American Medical Association filed charging the insurer with underpaying for out-of-network services. Now, a federal judge has issued rulings to release $200 million to settle claims that physicians filed against UnitedHealth.
In addition, $50 million of settlement money will go to patients and allied health professionals, and the rest to pay various fees. More than 600,000 claims were filed. More information on the forthcoming payments is available here.
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