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Judge orders Anthem to face charges for Medicare Advantage overpayments

Posted On: Oct. 4, 2022 10:13 AM CST

A federal judge ordered Anthem Inc. to face a U.S. government lawsuit claiming it submitted inaccurate diagnosis data, enabling the health insurer to fraudulently collect tens of millions of dollars in annual overpayments from Medicare, Reuters reports. In a decision released Oct. 3, U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan said the total alleged overpayment to Anthem appeared to be well over $100 million, making the government's financial costs "substantial and not merely administrative.”