Justice Department claimed the insurer obtained more than $1 billion from Medicare based on inaccurate information. Judge disagreed. United counter sues.
Reuters is referenced in a Becker’s Hospital Review report. The original False Claims Act lawsuit claimed UnitedHealth received at least $1 billion in Medicare reimbursement by submitting incorrect risk score data. The DOJ abandoned much of that lawsuit Feb. 26.
On March 23, UnitedHealth countersued the government, alleging the government breached its contract with UnitedHealth and its Medicare Advantage business. The suit was filed in a federal Los Angeles court, according to Reuters.