By Elise Viebeck - 11/14/12 06:54 PM EST
"We write to you today because we believe more information is needed to determine whether QSSI will be able to act effectively in this role in a fair and transparent manner," Upton and Stearns wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusRomney: Trump victory 'very possible' Fighting for assisted living facilities The chaotic fight for ObamaCare MORE.
Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchHow the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill Overnight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform Overnight Healthcare: Watchdog says ObamaCare program made illegal payments MORE (R-Utah) has also expressed concerns over UnitedHealth Group's purchase of QSSI. Another critic compared the deal to the New York Yankees buying off their umpires in a conversation with The Hill.
A senior executive with Optum, the subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, which bought QSSI, said his firm and UnitedHealthcare are entirely separate businesses.