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Kindred Hospital patients sue insurer WellCare over $3.2M in withheld, reduced reimbursements

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A major hospital chain is accusing Tampa-based insurance carrier WellCare of holding back and reducing millions of dollars in reimbursements, essentially gaming the system by inflating its bottom line. WellCare is a Medicare and Medicaid provider co-founded in 1985 by philanthropist Kiran Patel and his brother Pradip, who later sold the company. WellCare, headquartered at 8725 Henderson Road in Tampa, offers Medicaid managed care health plans to more than 3.9 million members through a network of 91,000 physicians and over…

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