A Southwestern state has imposed a fine on one of the state’s largest providers of health coverage.
The Arizona Department of Insurance says it has imposed $364,750 in fines on United HealthCare of Arizona Inc. and United HealthCare Insurance Company, 2 units of UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.
United HealthCare is a health maintenance organization and United HealthCare Insurance sells indemnity insurance and preferred provider organization coverage.
Both units violated state laws governing member appeals, provider payment times, provider grievances, and recordkeeping, according to the Arizona department.
The HMO unit also improperly denied physician claims for certain services the physicians provided to members in network hospitals, officials say.