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United HealthCare’s Fraud Claims Against TeamHealth Proceed (1)

May 11, 2022, 1:38 PMUpdated: May 11, 2022, 3:35 PM

United HealthCare Services Inc. can move forward with a lawsuit alleging TeamHealth Holdings Inc. defrauded it of over $100 million by implementing a uniform policy of upcoding and artificially inflating the costs of its medical services, a federal court in Tennessee said.

The health-care insurer, which also administers several self-funded employee benefit plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, adequately pleaded statutory and common-law fraud, misrepresentation, and consumer deception claims under several states’ laws, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee said.

Judge Clifton L. Corker denied TeamHealth’s motion to dismiss, saying United HealthCare had ...

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