(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) Sept. 28, 2023 – Radiology Partners (RP), a leading radiology practice in the U.S. through its owned and affiliated practices, announced today its motion to compel arbitration, which was in response to a complaint filed by UnitedHealthcare (UHC), was granted in California federal court. The court stayed UHC’s claims against RP citing the insurer’s complaints were substantively identical to claims in an existing arbitration between the parties and subject to contractual arbitration.
“We stand by the integrity of RP and our affiliated practices and reiterate the claims asserted by UHC are completely without merit,” said Rich Whitney, RP board chair and CEO. “I am pleased with the court’s decision, and I am hopeful we can soon refocus on what matters most—providers and payors working collaboratively for the good of patients, employers and the healthcare system overall.”
Singleton Associates, P.A. (SAPA), an RP-affiliated, Texas-based practice, is currently involved in an underpayment dispute against UHC which is in private arbitration. In April, UHC filed a complaint in federal court in California citing similar claims already under review in arbitration.
About Radiology Partners
Radiology Partners, through its owned and affiliated practices, is a leading radiology practice in the U.S., serving more than 3,300 hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the nation. As a physician-led and physician-owned practice, our mission is to transform radiology by innovating across clinical value, technology, service and economics, while elevating the role of radiology and radiologists in healthcare. Using a proven healthcare services model, Radiology Partners provides consistent, high-quality care to patients, while delivering enhanced value to the hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and referring physicians we serve. Learn more at RadPartners.com and connect with us at @Rad_Partners.