URGENT: Oct. 5th Deadline Approaching on UHC Settlement

Physicians have just over one month left to submit claims for a share of a $350 million settlement agreement between United Healthcare and the American Medical Association (AMA). Claims for a share of the settlement must be postmarked by October 5, 2010.

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.

Again, claim forms need to be completed and submitted by October 5, 2010.

 
 

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