Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medical Center of Central Georgia
Current Parent Company: 
Navicent Health
Penalty: 
$20,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
April 27, 2015
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

The Medical Center of Central Georgia agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that the hospital violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for more expensive inpatient services that should have been billed as less costly outpatient or observation services.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Georgia
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Georgia
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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