Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Quest Diagnostics
Penalty: 
$13,100,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
January 3, 2001
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The settlement resolved allegations that certain clinical laboratories operated by Nichols Institute (owned by Quest) defrauded Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, the Defense Department's health care program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) by routinely billing for laboratory tests that were not medically necessary.

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: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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