Publication Archive: Insurance Claims

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Bloomberg Law: Matt Lavin on Delaying Mental Health Suits

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“I’ve had a lot of insurance companies trying to put the brakes indefinitely on cases using the ubiquitous ‘Covid’ excuse,” said Matt Lavin, a partner at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC who almost exclusively represents behavioral health patients and providers. In every single case he has pending, without exception, Lavin said insurance company lawyers have used the…Read the article

MedCity News Quotes Matt Lavin on Insurance Class Actions

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United Behavioral Health and Cigna Behavioral Health face potential class action lawsuits over allegations that they underpaid for out-of-network behavioral health claims. The two companies allegedly used a third-party pricing company called Viant to pay a fraction of what providers were owed. “Regulators have so far ignored complaints from patients and providers alike, so our…Read the article

Health Payer Specialist: United, Cigna, Viant Fraud?

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Plaintiff’s attorney Matt Lavin, of Napoli Shkolnik law firm in New York City, is seeking triple damages for what he says are plaintiffs’ losses amounting to tens of millions of dollars in both unpaid claims and wrongful payments. “All the centers we represent are smaller providers, these are not celebrity beachfront places in Malibu, these…Read the article

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

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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…Read the article

Modern Healthcare Reports on United, Cigna Viant Lawsuits

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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.Read the article

Law360 Quotes Matt Lavin On Alleged Insurance Scheme

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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…Read the article

Bloomberg Law Quotes Matt Lavin on Cigna, United Lawsuit

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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…Read the article

Becker’s Hospital Review on United Behavioral Health Case

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Source: Beckers Hospital Review
UnitedHealth Group faces a lawsuit that accuses the health insurer of illegally denying mental health and addiction benefits to maximize profits. The class-action lawsuit, filed Sept. 12 by law firm Napoli Shkolnik on behalf of three mental health and addiction treatment facilities, claims the treatment centers provided millions of dollars in unreimbursed care to members of UnitedHealth’s behavioral health…Read the article
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