Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
HealthSouth Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Encompass Health
Penalty: 
$14,200,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
December 14, 2007
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

HealthSouth Corporation agreed to pay the United States $14.2 million to settle allegations that the Birmingham, Ala.-based company submitted false claims to the government and paid illegal kickbacks to physicians who referred patients for care in some of its hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and ambulatory surgery centers.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Alabama
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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