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Health Net, Inc.
Underpaying California Hospitals for Emergency Services
Date: 05/23/2011 (Date of Complaint)
Misconduct Type: Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency: State/Local
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit accusing Blue Cross of California, Health Net, and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company of systematically underpaying and delaying payment of fees owed to San Francisco General Hospital and other public hospitals for emergency services.