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AMA, others suing Aetna, Cigna over payments

AP/, February 10, 2009

The American Medical Association announced it is suing health insurers Aetna Inc. and Cigna Corp. for allegedly using rigged data to under-reimburse physicians. The medical associations of several states are suing the companies as well, as are individual physicians. Two lawsuits were filed in New Jersey federal court accusing the companies of using a system aimed at underpaying physicians and forcing patients to pay excessive costs for more than a decade.