Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Tenet HealthCare
Current Parent Company: 
Tenet Healthcare
Penalty: 
$4,300,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
February 10, 2003
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Tenet HealthCare paid the United States $4.3 million to settle allegations that five of its Florida hospitals violated the False Claims Act through upcoding. The five hospitals were Coral Gables Hospital, Parkway Regional Medical Center in North Miami Beach, Hollywood Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital and Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Florida
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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