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UnitedHealth Prosthetics Deal Spurs $1.5 Million Fee Request

Aug. 23, 2019, 2:42 PM

The plaintiffs attorneys who negotiated a 1,000-person class settlement with United Healthcare Insurance Co. over coverage for prosthetic devices want more than $1.5 million in fees for their efforts.

Their Aug. 22 attorneys’ fee motion comes one month after a federal judge in the Central District of California granted early approval to the settlement. The deal requires United to be more specific when it declines to cover a patient’s requested prosthetic device and to provide information about how coverage may be available in the future. The insurer also agreed to reprocess previously denied claims using the new procedures...

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