A Rancho Cordova health insurance company has repaid $97.2 million to settle an investigation into inflated claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Health Net Federal Services LLC agreed to the settlement after an audit by the VA Office of Inspector General revealed that Health Net had filed duplicate claims under a veterans healthcare contract. A follow-up investigation “confirmed the conduct,” the U.S. attorney’s office said. Health Net repaid $93.7 million-plus $3.5 million in interest.
“Providers must be held to the highest standard of care and must rigorously comply with their contractual obligations,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert in a prepared statement.