Columbia/HCA Settles Fraud Case
Don McClendon was an executive at Olsten Management Company and as part of his job he worked directly with HCA. While there, he learned that HCA was improperly using government dollars to for advertising under the guise of “community education”. He provided this information as well as other allegations that the government relied on in settling this case. At the time, this $731,400,000 settlement was the largest healthcare fraud recovery under the FCA in history. Mr. McClendon claims were responsible for over $100 million of the total amount recovered.