Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Community Health Systems
Current Parent Company: 
Community Health Systems
Penalty: 
$210,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
May 7, 2015
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

The Justice Department announced that 16 separate hospitals and their respective corporate parents agreed to collectively pay $15.69 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the providers sought and received reimbursement from Medicare for mental health services that were not medically reasonable or necessary.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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