Texas surgical center sues DHL Express over Cigna billing dispute

Richmond, Texas-based Center for Advanced Surgical Treatment sued DHL Express shipping company for allegedly working with Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna to underpay and deny policyholders' benefits, Houston Chronicle reported.

The out-of-network center claims DHL and its Plantation, Fla.-based parent company DPWN Holdings paid Cigna for denying DHL policyholders' claims. While Cigna is involved, the insurer is not sued. Cigna administers DHL's employer-funded insurance plan.

The lawsuit argues DHL's payment system forces policyholders to absorb more than their share of healthcare costs, Houston Chronicle reported.

The case is filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

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