Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hospital Corporation of America
Current Parent Company: 
HCA Healthcare
Penalty: 
$8,600,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
October 4, 2017
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Four Houston-area hospitals affiliated with HCA -- Bayshore Medical Center, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, West Houston Medical Center and East Houston Regional Medical Center -- agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle allegations they received kickbacks from various ambulance companies in exchange for rights to the hospitals' more lucrative Medicare and Medicaid transport referrals.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of Texas
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Texas
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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