Andrew Cookingham Quoted in Bloomberg BNA on Aetna Lab Billing Matter

“Aetna Moves Closer to Recovering Money in Lab Billing Fraud”

Aetna and other health insurers, like Cigna, appear to be pursuing lawsuits against providers based on alleged kickbacks and fee-forgiveness programs “more aggressively than they have in past years,” Andrew Cookingham, at Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas, told Bloomberg BNA. Providers’ fee-forgiveness activities especially have caught insurers’ attention because they threaten the insurers’ business models.