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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Medicare Overcharging

Following a self-disclosure to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, AdminaStar Federal, Inc., a subsidiary of Anthem Insurance Companies, paid the United States $6 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the company interfered with Medicare evaluations and overcharged the federal healthcare program. The government alleged that company employees, during the period from 1991 through 1998, tampered with and altered Medicare files and claims information, and hung up on customer service phone calls, in an effort to improve scores on Medicare evaluations of Medicare operations in Kentucky administered by AdminaStar Federal.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Health and Human Services
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
9/21/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Anthem Health of Indiana $6,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/24/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database