Rutt Class Action Settlement (Rutt v. Anthem Health Plans, Inc.)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut underpaid Connecticut dentists who participated in their program, violating their provider agreements. There is a huge class of dentists who are eligible to receive payment. Dentists who are affiliated may also be eligible for payment. Anthem agreed to pay $3.8 million for all the claims to be settled.
In addition to providing monetary damages to the dentists, they have agreed to form a working group called the Dentist Advisory Group. The group would work to improve communication and transparency between the company, dentists, and their patients on a variety of subjects including claims processing and dental care. Anthem also agreed to modify certain business practices that have been highlighted by the lawsuit. The American Dental Association lent a hand to the plaintiffs which helped craft their case against Anthem.
For further details about the settlement, you can visit the Rutt Settlement website.
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