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UnitedHealthcare Anesthesia Class Action Lawsuit – No Insurance Coverage For Anesthesia Medical Bills?

UnitedHealthcare Insurance Sued In A Class Action For Reportedly Not Paying For The Anesthesia Its Policyholders Used

UnitedHealthcare Insurance is entangled in a recent class action suit arguing that it refuses to reimburse its patients’ anesthesia costs after having it for medical reasons. 

Cynthia Pusey Vigdor, et al., v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance, et al.

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UnitedHealthcare Taken To Court By Its Clients 

Filed by a number of UnitedHealthcare insurance policyholders, the UnitedHealthcare Anesthesia Class Action Lawsuit argues that the insurance company has violated different state and federal level laws by not paying for the anesthesia fees incurred by patients. 

The complainants in the case, Cynthia Pusey Vigdor, Ronald Easter, Robert Vigdor, Richard Smithson, Vanessa Krombeen, Jessica Huck, and Vashista Kokkirala, contend that they and other patients were denied coverage for the costs of the anesthesia used on them even when the anesthesia provider is included in UnitedHealthcare’s insurance policy network. 

The seven claim that although Providence Anesthesiology Associates, the anesthesia provider they have chosen to work with to answer their medical needs, was well within their insurance company’s network at the time they opted for its services, UnitedHealthcare did not acknowledge the claims made. 

In addition, the insurance company sent out outstanding balance bills to the plaintiffs stating that the anesthesia costs would not be reimbursed for out-of-network medical services. 

Further Information About The Case

The complainants maintain that the anesthesia services they have taken are well within their healthcare insurance plans’ policies, yet UnitedHealthcare refused to pay for the claims made. 

Providence Anesthesiology Associates ended up joining the class action in order to regain its lost profits after the insurance provider also did not want to remit payments to it. 

The UnitedHealthcare Anesthesia Class Action Lawsuit is seeking to hold the insurance provider accountable for purported violations of the federal law Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act being implemented in the state of North Carolina.  

About The Company

UnitedHealthcare Insurance is a Minnesota-based insurance provider that offers different healthcare insurance services and products. Established in 1977, the company made $257.1 billion in revenue in the year 2020. Andrew Witty heads the UnitedHealthCare as its CEO. 

Editor’s Note on UnitedHealthcare Anesthesia Class Action Lawsuit: 

This article reports on a new class action filed against UnitedHealthCare Insurance after it allegedly failed to remit its clients’ anesthesia costs obtained from an in-network company. You might also be interested in the State Farm Total Loss Insurance Lawsuit. 

Case Name(s) & No.: Cynthia Pusey Vigdor, et al., v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance, et al.; Case No.: 3:21-cv-00517-GCM-DCK

Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court for the Western District of North Carolina Charlotte Division     

Allegation(s): UnitedHealthCare Insurance violated the law by not paying for its policyholders’ anesthesia bills. 

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