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 and Medicaid Overbilling

In 2000, the University of Chicago agreed to pay the federal government $10.9 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the university of purposely overbilling Medicare and Medicaid claims for outpatient services between 1991 and 1998. The lawsuit accused the university of defrauding the government by engaging in a practice known as “upcoding,” in which a hospital submits claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs for more expensive treatments and procedures than it provided.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Health and Human Services
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of Chicago $10,900,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 5/10/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database