Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Odyssey HealthCare
Current Parent Company: 
Kindred Healthcare
Penalty: 
$12,900,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
July 13, 2006
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Odyssey HealthCare, a national hospice provider, paid the United States $12.9 million to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims to Medicare by billing for services provided to patients who were not terminally ill and therefore were ineligible for the Medicare hospice benefit.

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: 
Kentucky
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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