The settlement was formed to help compensate physicians and patients for artificially low payments that were provided by United for out-of-network services over the past 15 years. The case was originally brought to expose a price-fixing scheme used by United to underpay physicians and patients.
The AMA has developed and released several online resources to assist physicians and practices with determining eligibility, compiling documentation, and filing claims under the settlement. You can learn more about the case and access those settlement resources at www.ama-assn.org/go/ucrsettlement. The “Step-by-Step Guide” is especially informative and will guide you through the claims filing.