Don McClendon was an executive 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.
Articles and Links:
- Largest Healthcare Fraud Case in U.S. History Settled, HCA Investigation Nets Record Total of $1.7 Billion
Click here for the US Department of Justice Press Release dated June 26, 2003
- U.S. Joins Suit Alleging Fraud by Columbia/HCA Healthcare
Click here for a Wall Street Journal article dated December 31, 1998