Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mercy Hospital Springfield f/k/a St. John's Regional Health Center andMercy Clinic Springfield Communities f/k/a St. John's Clinic
Current Parent Company: 
Mercy (Sisters of Mercy Health System)
Penalty: 
$34,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
May 18, 2017
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Two Southwest Missouri health care providers agreed to pay the United States $34,000,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians.

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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