Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
National Healthcare Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
National Healthcare Corp.
Penalty: 
$27,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
December 15, 2000
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

National Healthcare Corporation agreed to pay the United States $27 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that beginning in 1991 the company submitted nursing home cost reports that falsely claimed that facility staff members spent more time caring for Medicare patients than they actually did in order to collect additional money from the federal health care program.

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: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
skilled nursing facilities
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.