January 31, 2007 RightCHOICE Managed Care Inc.
RightCHOICE Managed Care Inc. has agreed to pay over $975,000 to settle qui tam claims filed by a private relator, Ronald Ekstrand.
The allegations of the qui tam case were that RightCHOICE caused the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), to pay certain physicans higher fees than what those same physicians were being paid by other health plans for the very same services.
As part of the settlement Mr. Ekstrand is to receive $165,760.00 for having filed the qui tam action.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 1/31/07