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/Medicaid False Billings

“The University of California agreed to pay the Government $22.5 million to settle allegations that the school’s five teaching hospitals routinely submitted false billings to Medicare, Medicaid and other Federally-funded health programs. The alleged false claims included upcoding, as well as billing for services purportedly performed or supervised by faculty physicians – when those services were, in fact, performed by residents with little or no supervision.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Health and Human Services
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Date of Settlement - approximate
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $22,500,000
Further Information Released
HHS Inspector General Press Release (p. 24 of 30) 6/30/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database