Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Tenet Healthcare
Penalty: 
$513,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
October 3, 2016
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

A major U.S. hospital chain, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and two of its Atlanta-area subsidiaries agreed to pay over $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud the United States and to pay kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals. Tenet HealthSystem Medical Inc. and its subsidiaries entered into a non-prosecution agreement while two other Tenet subsidiaries, Atlanta Medical Center Inc. and North Fulton Medical Center Inc., agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and to pay health care kickbacks and bribes in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
plea & non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
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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