Hca Corporate Integrity Agreement

The deal, which has yet to be approved by ministry officials, indicates the likely end of an investigation into allegations backed by a number of whistleblowers that the company has systematically overburdened Medicare and other public insurance programs. It comes just two years after the healthcare giant, formerly known as Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., agreed to pay $840 million to the government to settle criminal and civil charges it cheated on Medicare. He also agreed to plead guilty, paying bribes to doctors to refer patients to his facilities. .