8-K 1 d640617d8k.htm 8-K 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): December 6, 2013

 

 

IPC THE HOSPITALIST COMPANY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-33930   No. 95-4562058

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

4605 Lankershim Boulevard, Suite 617

North Hollywood, California

(Address of principal executive offices including Zip Code)

(888) 447-2362

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 240.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 


Item 8.01 Other Events.

In June 2010, IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (the “Company”) received a civil investigative demand (CID) issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. The CID requested information concerning claims that we have submitted to Medicare and Medicaid. The CID covered the period from January 1, 2003, through June 4, 2010, and requested production of a range of documents relating to our Medicare and Medicaid participation, physician arrangements, operations, billings and compliance programs. We have produced responsive documents and have been in contact with representatives of the DOJ, who informed us that the inquiry related to a qui tam whistleblower action filed under seal. We also have been informed that several state attorneys general are examining our Medicaid claims in coordination with the DOJ.

On December 6, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) lifted the seal on the civil False Claims Act case related to this investigation. The unsealed Court docket includes the whistleblower’s Complaint, a Notice of Election to Intervene filed by the federal government and a Notice of Election to Decline Intervention filed by the State of Illinois and 12 of other states that participated in the investigation. We have cooperated with the government’s investigation and have entered into preliminary discussions with the federal government regarding resolution of the investigation and related case.

It is not possible to predict when this matter may be resolved or what impact, if any, the outcome of this matter might have on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    IPC THE HOSPITALIST COMPANY, INC.
Date: December 9, 2013     By:  

/s/ Adam D. Singer, M.D.

      Adam D. Singer, M.D.
      Chief Executive Officer

 

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