RightCHOICE Managed Care will pay the United States $975,000 to settle a False Claims Act suit brought under the qui tam provisions of the Act.
The suit alleged that RightCHOICE overcharged the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program in providing health care benefits to federal employees and their dependents in the state of Missouri. RightCHOICE was alleged to have paid higher fees to a preferred provider network for the federal beneficiaries than was paid for other patients.
The Dept. of Justice issued a press release on January 31, 2007.