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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Health Management Associates, LLC
Current Parent CompanyCommunity Health Systems
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Penalty: $260,000,000
Year: 2018
Date: September 25, 2018
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: kickbacks and bribery
Mega-ScandalHealthcare Kickbacks
Violation Description: Health Management Associates, LLC, formerly a U.S. hospital chain headquartered in Naples, Florida, agreed to pay more than $260 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud the United States. The government alleged that HMA knowingly billed government health care programs for inpatient services that should have been billed as outpatient or observation services, paid remuneration to physicians in return for patient referrals, and submitted inflated claims for emergency department facility fees. HMA entered into a three-year non-prosecution agreement while one of its subsidiaries pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: non-prosecution agreement and plea
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: healthcare services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: hospitals
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