Thursday, February 14, 2008

UnitedHealth accused of shortchanging patients

UnitedHealth accused of shortchanging patients
"AMA weighs in

There is a profit motive for keeping reimbursements low, said Dr. Nancy Nielson, president-elect of the American Medical Association. She also complained that there is no oversight of the data provided by Ingenix.

"It's shocking and unacceptable for an insurance company to hide behind a shroud of secrecy," Nielson said. "Its another example of United Health playing by its own rules.""

I know United Health hides it's for profit business in MN where HMOs must be non-profit. However, it is involved in selling service to those same HMOs. I wonder if it is behind the scenes in WI as well. Does anyone know?

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