Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Genesys Regional Medical Center
Current Parent Company: 
Ascension Health
Penalty: 
$931,742
Year: 
2010
Date: 
May 17, 2010
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Nine hospitals agreed to pay the United States more than $9.4 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare. The settlements resolved allegations that the hospitals overcharged Medicare between 2000 and 2008 when performing kyphoplasty, a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat certain spinal fractures that often are due to osteoporosis. In many cases, the procedure can be performed safely as a less costly out-patient procedure, but the government contends that the hospitals performed the procedure on an in-patient basis in order to increase their Medicare billings.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Michigan
Facility City: 
Grand Blanc
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Missouri
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
non-profit
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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