Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Health Management Associates, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Community Health Systems
Penalty: 
$706,084
Year: 
2018
Date: 
September 25, 2018
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Health Management Associates agreed to pay $706,084 to settle multistate litigation alleging that it caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs as the result of a practices such as billing for inpatient services that should have been coded as outpatient or observation services, paying remuneration to physicians in return for patient referrals, and submitting inflated claims for emergency department facility fees. This was part of a larger $260 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-health-man...

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.