Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
HCA Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
HCA Healthcare
Penalty: 
$17,500,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
June 26, 2003
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

HCA agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle multistate litigation alleging it paid illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers and thus caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. The state deal was announced at the same time that the company entered into a separate $631 million settlement with the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-hca-inc

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: 
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.