Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
HCA-The Healthcare Company
Current Parent Company: 
HCA Healthcare
Penalty: 
$840,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
December 14, 2000
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

HCA-The Healthcare Company (formerly known as Columbia-HCA), then the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States, agreed to plead guilty to criminal conduct and pay more than $840 million in criminal fines, civil penalties and damages for alleged unlawful billing practices. The total included $95 million in criminal fines and a $745 million civil settlement.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
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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