Humana, physicians in Ohio settle

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 26, 2004

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Judges in Kentucky and Ohio late last year OK'd a deal that Greater Cincinnati area doctors reached with Humana Inc. to settle a lawsuit in which physicians sought relief from the way Humana reimbursed them.

A Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas judge and a Boone County (Ky.) Circuit Court judge gave the go-ahead to a settlement that promises specific reimbursement increases that should total $100 million over the next three years for physicians in metropolitan Cincinnati. Humana denies any wrongdoing.

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, the Butler County (Ohio) Medical Society, the Northern Kentucky Medical Society and several doctors sued Humana and its Humana Health Plan of Ohio and Humana Insurance Co. subsidiaries in 2002.

Lawsuits filed against Aetna, Anthem and United HealthCare in state courts are still proceeding.

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