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…

Failing to Correctly and Accurately Pay Claims to Health Care Providers

On January 13, 2005, Health Net was fined $250,000 by the California Department of Managed Health Care. Health Net was fined for “failing to correctly and accurately pay claims to emergency room and other hospital-based doctors not contracted with the HMO…Under [California] law, HMOs are prohibited from adopting payment practices that would result in systematic underpayment to doctors and health care providers.”

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Fine
Contractors Involved Penalty
Health Net, Inc. $250,000
Further Information Released
CA DMHC Press Release 10/24/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database