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Cigna, United Underpaid Out-of-Network Claims, Lawsuit Alleges

April 3, 2020, 5:32 AM

United Behavioral Health and Cigna Behavioral Health face potential class actions on allegations that they conspired with a third-party vendor to underpay and devalue claims of out-of-network mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Four lawsuits were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California late Thursday on behalf of patients and out-of-network behavioral health providers. United and Cigna were each named in two lawsuits alongside Viant Inc., described in the complaints as a “third party repricer.”

The patients’ lawsuits primarily allege the health insurance companies breached their fiduciary duties to ensure out-of-network claims were properly ...

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