Centene to Pay Oregon $17 Million over Medicaid Overbilling Allegations

  • Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum and Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi announced a $17 million settlement with health care company Centene Corporation in connection with alleged overcharges by the company to Oregon’s Medicaid program for pharmaceutical costs.
  • According to the AG’s office, Centene allegedly failed to provide certain discounts when serving as a pharmacy benefit manager and providing managed care, thereby receiving inflated fees.
  • As previously reported, Centene has settled similar allegations with several other states, including Kansas, Arkansas, Ohio, and Mississippi.