Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Current Parent Company: 
Fresenius
Penalty: 
$7,600,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
January 19, 2000
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Fresenius Medical Care agreed to pay $7.6 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it paid illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers and thus caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $486 million civil and criminal settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-fresenius-...

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: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Source of Data: 

"Fresenius Medical Care North America Agrees to Pay $486 Million to Resolve Health Care Fraud Investigation, Reports U.S. Attorney," PR Newswire, January 19, 2000 (via Nexis).

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