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States seek full court review of decision on UnitedHealth mental health claims

Posted On: Mar. 21, 2023 10:07 AM CST

Along with attorneys general of 14 other states and Washington, D.C., Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is renewing an effort to challenge limits on insurance coverage for behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, Providence Business News reports. In January, a federal court, responding to an amicus brief filed by Neronha and the attorneys general of Connecticut and Illinois in May 2022, found that United Behavioral Health, a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc., had defied widely held clinical standards for mental health and substance use disorder in denying coverage to “tens of thousands of subscribers.”