Calif. Blue Cross Told To Stop Collecting On Old Overpayments

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Blue Cross of California Inc., one of the Golden State’s largest health insurance firms and a unit of WellPoint Inc., illegally tried to recoup overpayments it made to more than 500 medical providers by flouting time limits on collection practices, regulators said Monday.

The company, which does business as Anthem Blue Cross, sought reimbursements from at least 535 providers for claims more than one year old, according to the California Department of Managed Health Care. That ran afoul of state law giving insurers one year to...
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