UnitedHealth Is Taking Offsetting Fight To High Court

Law360 (March 6, 2019, 4:26 PM EST) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc. has asked the Eighth Circuit to hold off on finalizing its ruling that plan documents don't allow the insurer to offset overpayments to providers across health plans so that the company can appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

UnitedHealth on Tuesday asked the appeals court to stay its mandate in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit, arguing that the high court was likely to take up the case because the Eighth Circuit’s January ruling created a circuit split with the Fifth Circuit.

The Eighth Circuit had ruled that there wasn’t anything in the plan documents...

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