Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
MedStar Health Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
MedStar Health
Penalty: 
$35,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
March 21, 2019
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

MedStar Health Inc. agreed to pay the United States $35 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates, a cardiology group based in Pikesville, Maryland, in exchange for referrals, through a series of professional services contracts at Union Memorial and Franklin Square Hospitals in Baltimore.

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: 
Maryland
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
non-profit
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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