Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BioScrip, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
BioScrip
Penalty: 
$5,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
December 19, 2012
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

BioScrip agreed to pay $5 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it overbilled Medicaid and other government health care programs for prescription medications by treating the government programs as the primary insurance carrier even when the patients had other insurance coverage.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Colorado
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
infusion services
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.