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Walgreens Settles Medicaid Fraud Claims With Feds, Tennessee

Jan. 24, 2023, 2:41 PM

Walgreen Co. reached a settlement with Tennessee and federal prosecutors in a False Claims Act suit alleging that the company falsified patient records in order to receive millions of dollars of Hepatitis C medication payments from Tennessee’s Medicaid program.

The parties filed a joint stipulation of dismissal with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on Monday.

The parties didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Terms of the settlement weren’t made available.

According to the May 2021 complaint, Walgreens, acting through Kingsport store manager and pharmacist Amber Reilly, knowingly submitted or caused to be submitted ...