Violation Tracker Individual Record

Greenville Memorial Hospital
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: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
Facility State: 
South Carolina
Facility City: 
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Parent company note: 
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