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Publication Archive: Parity

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

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Source: Beckers Hospital Review
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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Source: Modern Healthcare
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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Source: Law360
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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Source: Law360
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

Yahoo!Finance Covers UBH Class Action Filed by Firm

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Source: Yahoo! Finance
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC filed a class action lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of the behavioral health treatment industry against United Behavioral Health (UBH). This case seeks to expand the findings in Wit to providers, who bore most of the financial harm from wrongly denied claims, but…Read the article