7 recent payer lawsuits, settlements

From UnitedHealth Group facing multiple lawsuits in the fallout of the Change Healthcare cyberattack to Walgreens agreeing to pay a $360 million settlement to Humana, here are seven lawsuits, settlements and legal developments involving payers that Becker's has reported since Jan. 8: 

1. Humana is seeking to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging the insurer used an AI algorithm to wrongfully deny Medicare Advantage beneficiaries care. 

2. UnitedHealth Group is facing lawsuits from providers and patients in the wake of its subsidiary Change Healthcare's data breach. 

3. The Justice Department is suing six health plans participating in the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan program for allegedly concealing overpayments for services provided to retired military members and their families. 

4. Montgomery, Ala.-based Baptist Health is suing Humana, alleging the insurer's Medicare Advantage plan underpaid the hospital for drugs purchased through the 340B program. 

5. A federal appeals court upheld UnitedHealth Group's win in a class-action lawsuit by more than 200 physicians who said they were not paid facility fees for office-based surgeries. 

6. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota incorrectly imposed a state provider tax on self-funded health plan customers and violated its fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, according to a lawsuit filed against the payer by the Labor Department. 

7. Walgreens will pay Humana $360 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the pharmacy inflated its drug prices. 

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