Massachusetts Communities to Receive Damages from CVS for Workers’ Compensation Overcharges

Several towns in Massachusetts, including Brockton, Pittsfield, and New Bedford, will receive thousands of dollars in damages from CVS, which was found to have overcharged state residents for prescription drugs under the workers’ compensation insurance system. The Division of Health Care Finance and Policy uses the same methods to price prescription drugs for workers’ compensation claims as for Medicaid.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the payments last Thursday after investigating allegations that the pharmacies were overcharging residents. The Attorney General filed last month in Suffolk Superior Court.

CVS will pay $1.35 million of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on top of $1.3 million to the towns and cities impacted. Boston will receive $60,000 in damages, while Brockton will get $52,000. The communities should get their checks later next month.

Source: Brockton to receive more than $50,000 in CVS overcharges, Enterprise News, October 1, 2010
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