April 27, 2018
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Walgreens settles in MaineCare billing suit

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s top federal prosecutor says Walgreens has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle claims that it improperly billed Maine’s Medicaid program.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II said Thursday that a civil complaint alleged that the national drug store chain unjustly profited between November 2007 and July 2010 by billing MaineCare for prescriptions and dispensing fees without getting written signatures from customers in Maine, in violation of MaineCare regulations.

Delahanty said the investigation was conducted by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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