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Former Chief Exec of HMO Company Sentenced to Three Years—The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced on Monday that Todd S. Farha, former Chief Executive Officer of Wellcare, was sentenced to three year years in prison for fraudulently submitting inflated expenditure information on Wellcare’s annual reports to the Florida Medicaid program in connection with claims for behavioral health care services.  Wellcare, which operates health maintenance organizations (“HMOs”), cooperated with the criminal investigation. Previously, Wellcare had to pay $40 million in restitution, was required to forfeit an additional $40 million to the U.S. government, and paid $137.5 million in civil fines and penalties in a qui tam action in connection with the scheme. To read the DOJ press release, click here.

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