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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - One of the country’s largest vendors of electronic health records will pay a $155 million settlement to resolve allegations it caused health care providers to submit false claims to the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice and federal prosecutors in Vermont announced Wednesday.

The acting U.S. attorney for Vermont said eClinicalWorks, of Westborough, Massachusetts, and three executives will pay the settlement to resolve allegations the company misrepresented the abilities of its software and paid kickbacks to some customers in ex...

The Justice Department has sued UnitedHealth Group, saying that senior executives knew the company was overbilling Medicare by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and halted a repayment plan in 2014 so the money could be used to meet Wall Street’s revenue expectations.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in United States District Court in Los Angeles, the Justice Department said UnitedHealth routinely combed through millions of patients’ medical charts, searching for data it could use to make patients look sicker than they really were, in what the lawsuit called “stric...

Federal prosecutors slapped a multi-billion dollar Medicare fraud charge against United Health Group (UHG) and a key subsidiary President Barack Obama’s former top insurance official once headed, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

It was the third time health fraud charges have been filed against United and its two major subsidiaries, Optum and OptumInsight.

United spokesman Matthew Burns denied the allegations, saying in a statement, “We reject these more than 5-year-old claims and will contest them vigorously.”

Andy Slavitt, who led t...

Insurers' ill-fated $48 billion tie-up hits dead end, but battle over damages looms.

Anthem Inc. said it would finally give up on its ill-starred deal for Cigna Corp., setting the stage for a rancorous court battle between the companies over billions in potential damages.

The fight will play out in a Delaware court where each company has sued the other, both alleging breaches of their merger agreement. Late Thursday, a Delaware judge denied Anthem's request to keep Cigna locked in the $48 billion deal as Anthem continued trying to overcome antitrust rulings against t...

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