TriWest Healthcare Alliance to Pay $10M Fine
TriWest Healthcare Alliance, one of the Pentagon’s major health care contractors, was fined $10M for claims the company defrauded the government by failing to pass on savings to the military. TriWest Healthcare Alliance is one of three main contractors for Tricare, the Pentagon’s health program. Four former TriWest employees filed the claim stating that TriWest “systematically defrauded” TriCare by keeping savings it brought in while working on the contract. The whistleblowers received $1.7 million from the lawsuit.
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