Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Norton Hospital
Current Parent Company: 
Norton Healthcare
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
July 21, 2011
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

The physician and hospital partners of the Passport Health Plan agreed to pay restitution to Passport in settlement of allegations of improper and illegal cash transfers made to them from Passport. Passport is the vendor that operates the healthcare services for Medicaid in the Greater Louisville area. The investor-members also made up the board and it is alleged they paid themselves the money because Passport would not have been granted a rate increase by the state with the $30.5 million on its books.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Kentucky Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Kentucky
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Kentucky
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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