Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Life Care Centers of America Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Life Care Centers of America
Penalty: 
$145,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
October 24, 2016
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

Life Care Centers of America Inc. and its owner agreed to pay $145 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that Life Care violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to Medicare and TRICARE for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable, necessary or skilled.

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: 
Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
skilled nursing facilities
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Parent company note: 
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