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UnitedHealth sued by U.S. supervision over Medicare charges


The U.S. Justice Department has assimilated a whistleblower lawsuit opposite UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims a country’s largest health insurer and a units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law organisation representing a whistleblower pronounced on Thursday.

“We reject these some-more than five-year-old claims and will competition them vigorously,” UnitedHealth orator Matthew Burns pronounced in a statement.

The lawsuit, filed in 2011 and unblocked on Thursday, alleges UnitedHealth Group overcharged Medicare by claiming a sovereign health word program’s members nationwide were sicker than they were, according to a law organisation Constantine Cannon LLP.

The Justice Department has also assimilated in allegations opposite WellMed Medical Management Inc, a Texas-based medical association UnitedHealth bought in 2011.

The lawsuit by whistleblower Benjamin Phoeling, a former UnitedHealth executive, has been kept underneath sign in sovereign justice in Los Angeles while a Justice Department investigated a claims for a past 5 years. Constantine Cannon posted a lawsuit online when it was unblocked on Thursday. (bit.ly/2lQTOh8)

No sum indemnification were specified in a lawsuit.

(Reporting by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay and Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)