Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
HCA Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
HCA Healthcare
Penalty: 
$16,500,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
September 19, 2012
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

HCA Inc., one of the nation's largest for-profit hospital chains, agreed to pay the United States and the state of Tennessee $16.5 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act and the Stark Statute. As alleged in the settlement agreement, during 2007 HCA, through its subsidiaries Parkridge Medical Center, located in Chattanooga, Tenn., and HCA Physician Services, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., entered into a series of financial transactions with a physician group, Diagnostic Associates of Chattanooga, through which it provided financial benefits intended to induce the physician members of Diagnostic to refer patients to HCA facilities.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Tennessee
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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