Humana To Pay $45M To Resolve Fight Over Tricare Billing

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Humana Inc. said Monday it will pay $45 million to settle allegations its military insurance wing lied about government contracting rules under Tricare in order to shortchange dozens of hospitals.

The settlement's size was disclosed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and, according to court records, covers all but four of 41 hospitals that sued Kentucky-based Humana in 2007.

Under its contract with the government, Humana formed a network of institutional health providers that it paid to provide medical treatment. After years...
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