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Napoli Shkolnik newsletters, whitepapers and articles.

At Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, our nationally acclaimed attorneys are frequently featured in various industry publications and quoted across numerous newspapers, blogs, television networks, and other media outlets. These industry journals often seek out our attorneys due to their knowledge and experience both inside the courtroom and out, and their involvement in a number of landmark case settlements and verdicts.

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Below is a selection of articles and publications we have appeared in.

Becker’s Hospital Review On United, Cigna, Viant Lawsuits

The behavioral health units of UnitedHealthcare and Cigna face four class-action lawsuits claiming the insurers conspired with a third-party company to underpay providers and balance bill patients hundreds of millions of dollars. The lawsuits, filed by law firm Napoli Shkolnik April 5, accuse United Behavioral Health and Cigna Behavioral Health of using Viant as a…
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Modern Healthcare Reports on United, Cigna Viant Lawsuits

Several behavioral health providers and patients sued UnitedHealth Group and Cigna subsidiaries for allegedly underpaying the providers for out-of-network claims, leaving patients with massive medical bills. Two of the lawsuits were filed by behavioral health providers and two were filed by patients. They are all seeking class action status.
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Law360 Quotes Matt Lavin On Alleged Insurance Scheme

Cigna and UnitedHealth Group’s behavioral health services arms have colluded with a cost-containment middleman to cheat patients on payments for out-of-network mental health and addiction treatment and underpay providers, according to a series of new proposed class actions. Matthew M. Lavin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told Law360 on Friday that there would collectively be…
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Bloomberg Law Quotes Matt Lavin on Cigna, United Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges Cigna and United Behavioral  underpaid Out-Of-Network claims. “Cigna and United’s use of Viant to systematically underpay treatment costs for addicts and the mentally ill is, sadly, just today’s example of insurers placing profits before behavioral health patients,” Matt Lavin, a partner at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Washington, D.C., and the lead attorney…
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Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on OH Opioid MDL

“Time and time again, these defendants have sought ways in which to delay the trial into oblivion. This attempt to place blame on hundreds, if not thousands, of unnamed doctors and hospitals is just another one of those attempts,” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC told Law360.  “Judge Pollster correctly severed those claims, and if…
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Law360 Quotes Paul Napoli on NY Opioid Trial

Two Long Island counties were supposed to have already started the second trial to come from the thousands of cases filed by state and local governments blaming drug companies for the opioid crisis. Paul Napoli, who represents the counties, told Law360 this week that while it is unlikely that the trial will be proceeding in…
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