Centene to pay Indiana $66M in latest overbilling settlement

Centene has agreed to pay Indiana more than $66 million to settle allegations it overbilled the state's Medicaid program for pharmaceutical services. 

According to a Jan. 31 news release from the Indiana attorney general's office, it is at least the 18th state to investigate Centene for overcharging. 

Indiana is at least the 13th state Centene has paid to settle overbilling allegations. The St. Louis-based insurer paid settlements to at least seven states in 2022, totaling at least $307.5 million. 

Other states have also settled with Centene, but those states and settlement amounts have not been publicly disclosed, according to Kaiser Health News

According to a 2021 Securities and Exchange Commission report, Centene created a $1.25 billion reserve to pay for the settlements. 

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