January 5, 2007 SCCI Health Services Corporation
Texas Based SCCI Health Services Corporation (SCCI) and its subsidiary, SCCI Hospital Ventures Inc. have agreed to pay over $7.5 Million Dollars to settle qui tam claims filed by former employees (and a former contractor) Daryl Kaczymarcyzk, Patricia Rocha, Michelle Pate, Michael Brigle and Teresa Taylor.
The allegations of the qui tam case were that SCCI entered into improper relationships with three physicians and made illegal payments to the physicans in violation of federal law.
As part of the settlement the former employees are to receive $1.7 Million Dollars for having filed the qui tam action.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 1/5/07