Published in Law and Health Weekly, January 8th, 2005
The penalty stems from a whistle-blower lawsuit brought in November 2001 by a former UnitedHealthcare employee, who will receive a $647,500 share for calling attention to the matter under the federal False Claims Act.
According to the settlement, UnitedHealthcare knowingly mishandled phone inquiries from certain Medicare beneficiaries and providers from 1996 through 2000, then falsely reported its performance to...
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