Keyword: Benjamin Poehling
The Department of Justice has abandoned much of its False Claims Act lawsuit against UnitedHealth.
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government’s remaining fraud case against UnitedHealth can move forward.
Having successfully beaten one fraud case brought against it, UnitedHealth is asking a federal judge to dismiss a similar case.
Rather than rework and refile its recently dismissed False Claims Act lawsuit against UnitedHealth, the Department of Justice has opted to abandon the case.
A federal judge has tossed a False Claims Act lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare, but the ruling left room for the DOJ to strengthen its case and refile.
Though the Department of Justice has now filed two fraud lawsuits against UnitedHealth, the insurer may not ultimately feel much pain from the litigation.
Benjamin Poehling, a UnitedHealth executive-turned-whistleblower, says insurers have set up a “perfect scheme” to game the Medicare program.
The Department of Justice has filed its official complaint in one of two whistleblower cases that it is joining against UnitedHealth.
The DOJ has joined another lawsuit that accuses UnitedHealth of fraudulently inflating its Medicare Advantage risk scores to maximize reimbursement.
The federal government is investigating whether four major insurers submitted false claims that resulted in Medicare Advantage overpayments.