This is a message from the AMA (American Medical Association):
Have you filed a claim yet in the $350 million UnitedHealth Group settlement? If you haven’t, time is running out to collect your share.
UnitedHealth agreed to the settlement to compensate physicians and their patients for 15 years of artificially low payments for out-of-network services. You’re eligible to file for damages if you provided covered out-of-network services or supplies between March 15, 1994, and Nov. 18, 2009, to a health plan insured or administered by UnitedHealth or its subsidiaries and have billed for those services.
Claim forms need to be completed and submitted by Oct. 5, so start the filing process today. Ask the settlement claims administrator for a copy of the defendant’s report, which indicates the covered out-of-network services and supplies you provided your patients from Jan. 1, 2002, to May 28, 2010. It may take several weeks before you receive the report, so the sooner you request your copy, the better.
The AMA offers various resources to help physicians file a claim, including an educational webinar, a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and a step-by-step guide to help you maximize your recovery from the settlement. Visit www.ama-assn.org/go/ucrsettlement to view these resources.