Coventry Cuts $3M Deal In Medicare Records Probe

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 10:17 PM EST) -- Maryland-based Coventry Health Care Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. government $3 million to avoid possible criminal prosecution that could have arisen from unauthorized access certain Coventry employees had to Medicare records in 2005 and 2006, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

Under the agreement, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, consented to close its investigation into a group of Coventry employees and executives who it says inappropriately accessed the federal Medicare database to obtain eligibility information for the sale of...
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