Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
WellPoint Health Networks
Current Parent Company: 
Anthem
Penalty: 
$9,250,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
July 29, 2002
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

Blue Cross of California (BCC) and its parent company WellPoint Health Networks agreed to pay the United States $9,250,000 to resolve allegations that BCC, which had a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to process Medicare claims in California, knowingly falsified data regarding its performance of cost report audits.

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: 
Indiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance; managed care
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Parent company note: 
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