• Biggest health insurer plans to deny ER bills if it doubts you had an emergency

    10 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / UnitedHealth Group Inc. headquarters stands in Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S., on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
    Doctors and hospitals are condemning plans by UnitedHealthcare -the country's largest health insurance company-to retroactively deny emergency medical care coverage to members if UHC decides the reason for the emergency medical care wasn't actually an emergency.
    In the future, if one of UHC's 70 million members submits a claim for an emergency department visit, UHC will carefully review what health problems led to the visit, the “intensity of diagnostic services performed” at...
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