Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. et al. ex rel. Robinson v. Indiana University Health et al. (False Claims, Kickbacks)

Indiana University Health Inc. (IU Health) and HealthNet settled allegations that they violated federal and state false claims laws and the Anti-Kickback Statute by engaging in an illegal kickback scheme related to the referral of HealthNet’s OB/GYN patients to IU Health’s Methodist Hospital. From May 2013 through August 2016, IU Health allegedly provided HealthNet with an interest-free line of credit of approximately $10 million in order to induce HealthNet to refer its OB/GYN patients to the hospital. Under the settlement agreement, IU Health and HealthNet each paid approximately $5.1 million to the United States and $3.9 million to the State of Indiana. HealthNet also entered into a five-year corporate integrity agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Health Net, Inc. $9,000,000
Further Information Released
Corporate Integrity Agreement 4/27/2017
DOJ Press Release 4/27/2017
Law Firm Press Release 4/27/2017
Settlement Agreement 4/27/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database