Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mercy Health Springfield Communities
Current Parent Company: 
Mercy (Sisters of Mercy Health System)
Penalty: 
$5,500,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
August 13, 2015
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Two Southwest Missouri health care providers agreed to pay the United States $5.5 million to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians. The two providers were Mercy Health Springfield Communities, formerly known as St. John?s Health System Inc., which owns and operates a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, and its affiliate, Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities, formerly known as St. John?s Clinic, which operates health care facilities in southwest Missouri.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Missouri
Facility City: 
Springfield
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: 
hospitals
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Parent company note: 
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