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WellPoint Joins New York Attorney General in Creation of New Independent Database for Out-of-Network Reimbursement
Date:2/18/2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the New York Attorney General regarding the manner in which out-of-network reimbursement to providers will be determined. Under the terms of the Agreement with the Attorney General, WellPoint has agreed to discontinue the use of the Ingenix database, which it uses in determining out-of-network reimbursement for certain products and in certain states. WellPoint also has agreed to contribute $10 million towards the funding of a not-for-profit entity that will develop a database of provider charges that can be accessed both by health care plans and their members. WellPoint has worked cooperatively with the Attorney General in his investigation of out-of-network reimbursement and shares the Attorney General's goal of making health care costs more transparent.

"WellPoint is committed to appropriately processing claims and fairly reimbursing healthcare providers for covered services under the terms of each member's contract, while at the same time protecting our members and group customers against excessive charges by some non-participating providers," says Ken Goulet, Executive Vice President and CEO of WellPoint's Commercial Business. "WellPoint acknowledges the conflicts of interest in the Ingenix database, which the Attorney General's investigation brought to light, and we support his Office's efforts to increase the transparency of health care costs."

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