Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Boston Medical Center Corp. and Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Boston Medical Center
Penalty: 
$562,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
June 19, 2008
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

Boston Medical Center Corp. and Boston Medical Center Health Plan agreed to pay $562,000 in settlement of allegations engaged in deceptive marketing stating it was necessary for people to switch to the Boston Medical Center Health Plan to continue getting care at Boston Medical Center, and that it used the protected health information of patients in order to target the marketing.

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