3rd Circ. Revives United Health Kickback Claim

Law360, Washington (June 30, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday revived part of two former employees' suit accusing United Health Group Inc. and its subsidiary AmeriChoice New Jersey of giving kickbacks to a medical clinic to induce the clinic to switch its patients to the health care provider's Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The three-judge panel also, however, affirmed the district court's dismissal of allegations that AmeriChoice and United Health violated Medicare marketing regulations.

Qui tam relators Charles Wilkins and Daryl Willis alleged that the defendants certified that they were in compliance...
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