Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Tuomey Healthcare System
Current Parent Company: 
Palmetto Health
Penalty: 
$72,400,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
October 16, 2015
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice resolved a $237 million judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System for illegally billing the Medicare program for services referred by physicians with whom the hospital had improper financial relationships. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the United States was to receive $72.4 million and Tuomey, based in Sumter, South Carolina, was to be sold to Palmetto Health, a multi-hospital healthcare system based in Columbia, South Carolina.

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: 
South Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
non-profit
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
hospitals
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Parent company note: 
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