DOJ Ditches Much Of UnitedHealth FCA Suit

Law360 (February 26, 2018, 9:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday abandoned much of a False Claims Act suit targeting UnitedHealth Group Inc. over Medicare Advantage billing practices, marking its second loss in a new area of FCA litigation.

The DOJ's move came two weeks after a California federal judge threw out allegations that UnitedHealth breached the FCA by filing bogus "attestations" about the accuracy of its Medicare Advantage billing data. The DOJ had until Monday to beef up its allegations — which would have been its second attempt to do so in the case — but it ultimately conceded defeat.

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