Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
Current Parent Company: 
Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
Penalty: 
$108,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
May 21, 2010
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and one of its former member hospitals, The Christ Hospital, agreed to pay the United States $108 million to settle claims that they violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act by paying unlawful remuneration to doctors in exchange for referring cardiac patients to The Christ Hospital in a pay-to-play scheme.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Ohio
Facility City: 
Mount Auburn
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
out of business
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
hospitals
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Parent company note: 
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