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Kindred Hospital patients sue insurer WellCare over $3.2M in withheld, reduced reimbursements

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A major hospital chain is accusing Tampa-based insurance carrier WellCare of holding back and reducing millions of dollars in reimbursements, essentially gaming the system by inflating its bottom line. WellCare is a Medicare and Medicaid provider co-founded in 1985 by philanthropist Kiran Patel and his brother Pradip, who later sold the company. WellCare, headquartered at 8725 Henderson Road in Tampa, offers Medicaid managed care health plans to more than 3.9 million members through a network of 91,000 physicians and over…

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Disgraced former WellCare exec looking to cash out

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In May 2014, former WellCare Chief Executive Todd Farha of Tampa was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of defrauding the Florida Medicaid program. Farha, along with WellCare executives, Paul Behrens and William Kale, former vice president of government and regulatory affairs, had orchestrated a scheme from the summer of 2003 through the fall of 2007 to defraud the state of over $30 million by submitting exaggerated expense reports. Along with the federal prison term, Farha was fined…

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