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Anthem, UnitedHealth owe billions in unpaid hospital claims: AHA

Posted On: Oct. 7, 2021 10:45 AM CST

Anthem Blue Cross is behind on billions of dollars in payments owed to hospitals and doctors because of onerous new reimbursement rules, computer problems and mishandled claims, according to the American Hospital Association, reports Kaiser Health News. Hospitals are also dealing with a spike in retroactive claims denials by UnitedHealthcare, the biggest health insurer, for emergency department care, AHA says.