INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the state
will get $858,000 from CVS Pharmacy Inc. to settle allegations that the
company overcharged Medicaid programs
The amount represents Indiana’s share of a $17.5 million settlement reached
last week with 10 states and the federal government.
The Justice Department says the settlement resulted from an investigation
into claims CVS collected more than it should have from Medicaid for filling
prescriptions for people who have other insurance as well. Typically,
pharmacies can only bill Medicaid for the amount of a patient’s co-payment
in those situations.
Zoeller said Thursday the total state settlement paid to the Indiana
Medicaid program will be $858,176, including $572,117 for the state’s share
of Medicaid restitution and $286,058 for additional recoveries.