Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Vencor Inc. and Ventas Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Kindred Healthcare
Penalty: 
$104,500,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
March 19, 2001
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

Nursing home chain Vencor Inc. and Ventas Inc., a related real estate investment trust, agreed to pay the United States $104.5 million to resolve civil claims that Vencor knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE, the military's health care program. Among the allegations were inadequate staffing, improper care of decubitus ulcers, and failure to meet resident's dietary needs.

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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