Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Lincare Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Linde
Penalty: 
$10,000,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
May 15, 2006
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
HHS civil monetary penalties
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

The HHS Office of Inspector General announced that medical equipment supplier Lincare Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary Lincare Inc. agreed to pay $10 million to resolve allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks and violated the Physician Self-Referral (also known as Stark) Law. Lincare also agreed to be bound to a five-year company-wide corporate integrity agreement.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Health & Human Services Department Office of Inspector General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
industrial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
industrial gas
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Parent company note: 
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