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UnitedHealth agrees to $11.5M settlement over claims payment

UnitedHealth will pay $11.5 million as part of a settlement with state medical societies and individual doctors who sued the insurer 15 years ago over how much it pays and codes claims.

UnitedHealth simplifies complicated process with online payment

UnitedHealth allows members to pay their bills online as part of its overall focus on simplifying consumers' healthcare experience. Since myClaims Manager launched last July, UnitedHealth...

Humana refunds $600K for claims processing errors

Humana has agreed to refund more than $600,000 to Missouri providers as part of a settlement with the state insurance department that found the insurer improperly collected claims payments, the state

Coventry owes provider $17M in back payments, lawsuit alleges

Coventry Health and Kentucky Spirit Health Plan are facing lawsuits by Eastern Kentucky's largest healthcare system for allegedly failing to promptly pay claims, owing the provider at least $17

Anthem likely to defy order to pay outstanding claims

California state regulators ordered Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield on Thursday to pay providers for outstanding claims owed during the last four years. However, Anthem is pushing back and might not

Insurers' 20% error rate costs $1.5B

Commercial health insurers have an average claims processing error rate of 19.3 percent, which leads to $1.5 billion in unnecessary administrative costs, writes FierceHealthcare editor Karen M.

Illinois Blues pays $25M fine for denying sick kids

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will pay $25 million to settle allegations that it denied coverage to sick children in need of nursing care by "fraudulently" shifting their claims to the state's

SPOTLIGHT: Cigna Healthcare of Mid-Atlantic fined $40K

Cigna Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic was fined $40,000 by Virginia insurance regulators after a market conduct examination found the insurer failed to comply with requirements for HMOs, failed to

Medicaid payers consistently slow to reimburse doctors, survey finds

With health reform expected to dramatically push Medicaid enrollment growth in the coming years, news of consistently poor performance from Medicaid payers in terms of speed and quality in

Insurers speed payments to physicians, but lack consistency

Health insurers paid physician claims an average of seven days faster in 2009 than in 2008, according to the fifth annual 2010 PayerView Rankings survey evaluating 137 national, regional and