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Dialysis Co. To Pay UnitedHealth $32M To End Fraud Suit

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 10:22 PM EDT) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc. has agreed to drop fraud accusations against Massachusetts-based American Renal Associates LLC in exchange for $32 million and discounted dialysis services for its customers, bringing ARA’s tab to at least $36 million to end lawsuits surrounding an alleged overbilling scheme.

UnitedHealth subsidiary UnitedHealthcare and ARA’s investors sued the Beverly, Massachusetts, renal specialists over the last two years, all claiming ARA fraudulently inflated revenues by convincing patients with end-stage renal disease to visit its private dialysis centers instead of providers who participate in government-sponsored...
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