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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Conspiracy to Suppress Payments to Physicians

Humana Inc. settled part of a case in which Kansas City area physicians sued Humana and other health insurance companies for allegedly conspiring to suppress payments to physicians. A class action lawsuit filed in 2005 alleges that the companies violated antitrust laws by fixing prices and engaging in other monopolistic practices, such as refusing to negotiate reasonable reimbursements. Under the settlement, Humana admitted no wrongdoing and agreed to pay $2.8 million in cash, to be distributed among more than 2,200 physicians, and implement initiatives and other commitments with respect to its business practices, the cost of which will have a value of no less than $200,000.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
3/18/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Humana $3,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 4/29/2008
Settlement 4/29/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database