New York Hospitals Overcharge Insurers Without Consequence
BlueCross BlueShield and United HealthCare are "not monitoring bills and are letting the state overpay health providers," said state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a statement.
Auditors found that hospitals overcharged the state in six out of 10 cases for special equipment, but insurers paid the money anyway. Mr. DiNapoli said companies must do a better job monitoring taxpayer dollars.
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