AdminiStar Federal, a subsidiary of Anthem Insurance Companies, has agreed to pay $6 million to resolve charges that it interfered with Medicare evaluations and overcharged Medicare. The company provides contractual services for administration of certain aspects of the Medicare program.
The suit, the result of allegations brought by two whistleblowers, alleged that AdminiStar employees tampered with and altered Medicare files and claims information in order to improve scores on evaluations of the company.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice issued a press release on the settlement on September 20, 2005.