Cigna Seeks To Recover $2.5M In Allegedly False Claims

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT) -- Two Cigna Corp. subsidiaries filed suit in Texas federal court on Thursday alleging a pair of companies owned by an anesthesiologist violated the Employment Retirement Income Security Act by collecting more than $2.5 million in improper health care claims.

Ambulatory Health Systems LLC and Paragon Office Services LLC participated in a scheme to illegally collect funds from Cigna, falsely representing themselves as institutional providers and charging for nonexistent facility costs, the complaint claims.

Cigna's health plans generally cover expenses for medical care and treatment from a...
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