Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Detroit Medical Center
Current Parent Company: 
Tenet Healthcare
Penalty: 
$30,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
December 30, 2010
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Detroit Medical Center, a non-profit company that owns and operates hospitals and outpatient facilities in Detroit, agreed to pay the United States $30 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Statute, by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physician.

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