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U.S. drops lawsuit against UnitedHealth after losing court ruling


By Brendan Pierson(Reuters) - The U.S. government dropped a lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc of submitting false claims to get inflated Medicare payouts, a court filing on Thursday showed, a week after a judge dismissed the complaint but said it could be amended.U.S. District Judge John Walter in Los Angeles ruled that the lawsuit failed to identify any UnitedHealth officers who signed documents vouching for data submitted to the Medicare Advantage programme, or to claim that any of them knew they were signing off on false information."We are pleased with the government's decision to ...

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First Published: Sat, October 14 2017. 00:20 IST