United Healthcare Settles for $3.5 Million

United Healthcare Settles for $3.5 Million

Fraud Cases | Medical Equipment Fraud Cases | Medicare Fraud Cases
United Healthcare Insurance Company paid $3.5 million to settle a case that alleged that they defrauded Medicare by falsifying reports of how they handled phone inquiries. United Healthcare was acting as a Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier, responsible for processing DME claims submitted by Medicare providers and beneficiaries. United Healthcare did not admit any of the allegations. The case was the result of a qui tam lawsuit brought by a former United Healthcare employee. The whistleblower will receive $647,500 of the settlement. “This settlement demonstrates our continuing commitment to pursue vigorously allegations of fraud and abuse in Medicare,” said Peter Keisler, Assistant Attorney General for the Department’s Civil Division. “Medicare contractors, along with other health care providers, can and will be held accountable for their billing practices. This settlement demonstrates our unwavering pursuit of fraud and abuse.”