October 17, 2022
The Justice Department announced it planned to intervene in an ongoing whistleblower lawsuit regarding Cigna’s Medicare Advantage operations in August. Many, but not all, of the allegations in the Justice Department’s lawsuit mirror those from the whistleblower case, which was filed in 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The whistleblower alleges that Cigna improperly billed the federal government by $1.4 billion. Federal prosecutors allege the insurer overcharged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by “tens of millions” of dollars.