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State Receives Nearly $1 Million In Healthcare Settlement

WellCare Health Plans Inc.has reached a deal with nine states and the federal government over fraud allegations.

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Barlow said if the state is ultimately forced to abandon the fee reduction, it will have to make cuts in other Medicaid programs.

Indiana will receive nearly one-million dollars in a settlement over fraud allegations against a healthcare provider. The state is getting about $922,000 in a settlement with WellCare Health Plans Inc.

It‘s part of a deal the company reached with nine states and the federal government. The settlement resolves fraud allegations involving Medicaid. The Tampa, Florida-based HMO has agreed to pay $137 million total in four installments over three years to involved parties.

Indiana‘s share is expected to go toward future Medicaid fraud investigations. Whistleblowers initially brought the suits against the company.

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