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UnitedHealthcare sued for allegedly bribing suppliers to keep away from out-of-network referrals

U.S. Anesthesia Companions sued UnitedHealth Group in two states on Wednesday, calling the nation’s largest insurer a “boa constrictor” that allegedly squeezed the 4,000-member doctor apply out of a lot enterprise it went to the courts to regain its purchasers.

“United and its associates have prolonged their tentacles into nearly each facet of healthcare, permitting United to squeeze, choke, and crush any market participant that stands in the best way of United’s elevated income,” the doctor group’s lawsuit in a Texas state courtroom reads.

In June 2020, UnitedHealthcare canceled its in-network contracts with the Texas supplier group, which reportedly represented about 10% of USAP’s annual income. In September 2020, United ended its contract with USAP in Colorado, in keeping with one other criticism filed in a Colorado state courtroom on Wednesday. The criticism alleges that United violated the Colorado Medical Transparency Act by offering in-network surgeons a 50% bump in

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