NJ Dentists Allowed To Sue BCBS, United Over Back Charges

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Wednesday that the New Jersey Dental Association indeed had standing to sue Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. to stop them from back charging out-of-network dentists for mistaken overpayments.

In a case challenging the companies' payment and reimbursement practices when insured patients go to out-of-network providers, the NJDA also wants to block Horizon and United from informing their insureds that they have no responsibility to pay dentists for amounts that the insurers recoup because...
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