Health Plan Forks Over $322M To End Calif. Medicaid Probe

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT) -- Long Beach, Calif.-based SCAN Health Plan has paid $322 million to settle a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into overpayments by California's Medicaid program for patients' long-term care and a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the company received inflated Medicare payments.

The DOJ said that on Aug. 10, SCAN paid $129.4 million to the federal government and $190.5 million to the state of California to end an investigation that found the state's Medicaid program Medi-Cal paid SCAN rates for long-term care that were over the legal limit set...
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