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UnitedHealth Not Paying Lab Claims of Some Docs

One Florida medical group says it is prepared not to renew its contract with UnitedHealthcare

CEO SUMMARY: It continues to be tough going in Florida for UnitedHealthcare and its contractor, BeaconLBS. Efforts to implement the UHC laboratory benefit management program face stiff resistance from some physicians and a number of state medical associations. One primary care group in Vero Beach says payments for its clinical lab test claims have been inconsistent since April 1 because it refuses to use UnitedHealthcare’s Beacon Laboratory Benefit Solutions pro- gram when ordering tests for UHC’s commercial patients.

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