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UnitedHealthcare Gets Wal-Mart Card False Claims Case Tossed

June 18, 2018, 6:19 PM

UnitedHealthcare successfully got a false claims case tossed alleging the company provided Wal-Mart gift cards to Medicare managed care beneficiaries to use for free in-home exams, continuing a trend in which courts are ruling in favor of Medicare managed care providers.

Judge Thomas Durkin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois June 12 dismissed the case because the whistleblower didn’t allege the appropriate facts or point to the proper points in law to move forward with the case. The judge will allow the whistleblower to refile.

In a decision in which the judge took time to ...