Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Community Health Systems
Current Parent Company: 
Community Health Systems
Penalty: 
$31,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
May 9, 2000
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Community Health Systems agreed to pay $31 million to Illinois, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia as well as the federal government to resolve false claims allegations related to upcoding in reimbursement requests submitted to government health programs. The settlement was also announced by the Justice Department; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-community-...

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: 
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.