Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DaVita Healthcare Partners
Current Parent Company: 
DaVita HealthCare Partners
Penalty: 
$22,356,143
Year: 
2015
Date: 
January 6, 2015
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

DaVita Healthcare Partners agreed to pay more than $22 million to five states -- California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky and Ohio -- to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics, thereby causing false claims to be submitted to the states' Medicaid programs.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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