Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Penalty: 
$25,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
February 24, 2011
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, a division of Health Care Service Corporation, agreed to pay the United States and the state of Illinois $25 million to settle False Claims Act allegations. The settlement resolved claims by the United States that BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois wrongly terminated insurance coverage for private duty skilled nursing care for medically fragile, technologically dependent children, in order to shift the costs of such care to the Medicaid program.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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Parent company note: 
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