UnitedHealth drops appeal of Supreme Court decision on alleged overpayments

UnitedHealth Group dropped an appeal asking the Supreme Court to uphold a controversial billing tactic, according to Bloomberg Law.

UnitedHealth had previously asked the court to uphold its "cross-plan setting" billing strategy, which allowed the insurer to offset overpayments made to out-of-network providers from some of its health plans by withholding payments to the same provider from its different health plans.

On Oct. 21, UnitedHealth and a group of medical providers reached an agreement to dismiss the case. 

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