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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…

Love, et al. v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assoc., et al. (RICO)

A lawsuit accused several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, including Highmark, Inc. and Highmark West Virginia, Inc., of engaging in a conspiracy to improperly deny, delay, and/or reduce payments to physicians, physician groups, and physician organizations, in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Highmark settled the lawsuit for almost $10 million.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
10/19/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Highmark Inc. $9,958,968
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 2/27/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database