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California hospitals, physicians may recoup millions in insurer payments
American Medical News

The agency that regulates HMOs in California has ordered seven of the largest health plans to pay nearly $5 million in fines, and to compensate doctors and hospitals for millions more in late or incorrect payments.

The health plans also will have to pay back hospitals and physicians, plus interest, for claims identified by the Dept. of Managed Health Care during a coordinated 18-month audit of the seven companies’ payment practices.

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