United Healthcare Sues Calif. Surgical Firm for Overbilling
On Monday, United Healthcare Services filed a lawsuit against Saratoga-based Bay Area Surgical Management claiming that the company has made millions of dollars by submitting inflated and fraudulent bills to the insurer. Aetna filed a similar lawsuit against the company earlier this year. Bay Area Surgical Management has denied the allegations, saying they are part of efforts by the two insurers to pressure the company into signing a contract for low patient care reimbursement rates.
- "South Bay Surgery Facilities Sued by Second Insurer" (Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, 6/19).