August 2, 2019 / 11:41 PM / 2 months ago

DaVita, Fresenius used kidney disease charity to pay kickbacks - lawsuit

Dialysis providers DaVita Inc and Fresenius Medical Care violated an anti-kickback law by contributing to a charity that helps kidney disease patients afford treatment that then steered business to them, a newly unsealed whistleblower lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit by a former employee of American Kidney Fund, which was also named as a defendant, was unsealed on Thursday in federal court in Boston after the U.S. Justice Department declined to intervene in the case following an investigation.

To read the full story on Westlaw Practitioner Insights, click here: bit.ly/2yy6zBB

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