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Aetna, Providers Battle Over Billing Practices
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Although the opposing sides disagree on the motives, a raging court battle in Texas is part of a national legal strategy at one of the country’s largest commercial insurance carriers over healthcare provider billing practices.

Last month, Hartford, CT-based Aetna Inc. filed a $120 million lawsuit against North Cypress Medical Center, which features a 139-bed hospital in Cypress, Texas, and three standalone emergency room facilities. The suit is the latest salvo in a legal struggle that began in February 2013, when North Cypress sued Aetna in US District Court alleging underpayment for medical services.

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