Amerigroup, an insurance company giant, has agreed to pay $225 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of discriminating against pregnant women and other high-risk patients in Illinois. The Illinois attorney general’s office announced the settlement with Virginia-based Amerigroup on August 14th. The agreement resolves allegations that Amerigroup and its Illinois subsidiary defrauded the state’s Medicaid program. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the settlement sends a clear message that Illinois won’t tolerate such conduct. Amerigroup serves about 1.7 million people in a dozen states.
Source: Insurance Journal
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