TriWest pays $10M in False Claims Case—9/9/11

The DOJ reports that the Arizona-based contractor, TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp., will  pay $10 million to resolve allegations of  filing false claims to the U.S. military’s Tricare medical benefit plan from 2004 to 2010.  The suit was brought by four former TriWest employees under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. The relators will be rewarded $1.7 million in their share of the government’s recovery.

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