7 recent lawsuits involving payers

Here are seven lawsuits involving payers posted by Becker's Hospital Review in recent weeks.

1. HCA hospitals won't get full $150M in Aetna arbitration case
Aetna will not have to pay Florida hospitals owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare $150 million related to an arbitration case, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing from Aetna's parent company, CVS Health.

2. UPMC hits back at Pennsylvania AG in consent decree litigation
UPMC in Pittsburgh filed a response to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, stating the court was well aware UPMC's relationship with Pittsburgh-based Highmark would end June 30.

3. Judge steps down from UnitedHealth case over 'immoral' denial of cancer treatment
A federal judge recused himself from a class-action case against UnitedHealthcare because the health insurer denied coverage of radiation treatment that could have treated his own cancer.

4. Investors sue UnitedHealth directors: 4 things to know
Central Laborers Pension Fund and a set of investment funds managed by Amalgamated Bank LongView sued UnitedHealth Group's directors and former CEO in Delaware Chancery Court.

5. Florida hospital sues Aetna over readmission payment policy
Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health filed a lawsuit against Aetna claiming the insurer arbitrarily denied payment for readmitted patients.

6. Aetna settles lawsuit alleging its ex-medical director didn't review patient records before denying claims
Aetna settled a lawsuit after a former medical director said under oath that he didn't review patients' medical records when making coverage decisions.

7. Judge tosses UPMC's bid to intervene in BCBS lawsuit
Pittsburgh-based UPMC lost its bid to allow Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans outside of rival Highmark to contract directly with UPMC.

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