The Texas attorney general's office Feb. 18 filed a lawsuit against PacifiCare of Texas, accusing the health insurance company of not paying some physicians in a timely manner and not paying others at all.Attorney General John Cornyn said the company's actions violated the Texas Health Maintenance Organizations Act and Deceptive Trade Practices Act and have resulted in millions of dollars in unpaid claims, disrupted patient care and unresolved complaints.

PacifiCare, which is based in Santa Ana, Calif., said that the lawsuit has no merit.

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