Wednesday, July 30, 2008

UHC and OhioHealth: Update

About a month ago, we learned that United HealthCare had pulled a little faux pas (literally, fox's paw) by (erroneously) notifying some 176,000 insureds that their provider of choice, OhioHealth, would no longer be in-network. To say the least, they chose poorly.
Now, though, it's time to pay the piper, to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars (or, as insurers call it, petty cash). That's a heck of a fine for some letters, especially since the two parties eventually inked a deal.
The fine itself amounts to $150,000; the balance is for unspecified "administrative costs". I bet.
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