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Health Net, Inc.
Improper Payment of Provider Claims
Date: 11/29/2010 (Date of Fines Announcement)
Misconduct Type: Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency: State/Local
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Synopsis: The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) imposed nearly $5 million in fines against the seven largest health plans in the state, including Health Net, for violations in paying claims to health care providers statewide. A state audit found Health Net engaged in unfair payment practices between April and June 2008. Health Net’s share of the fine was $750,000.