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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital
Current Parent CompanyNovant Health
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Penalty: $637,872
Year: 2011
Date: January 4, 2011
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: Seven hospitals located in Florida, Mississippi, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $6.3 million to settle allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare concerning 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 contended 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: North Carolina
Facility City: Charlotte
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: non-profit
Major Industry of Current Parent: healthcare services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: hospitals
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