DaVita Tells Justices Not To Touch Win In Reimbursement Row

By Abby Wargo (January 20, 2022, 3:05 PM EST) -- Dialysis provider DaVita urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Sixth Circuit ruling that an Ohio hospital, its employee health plan and an insurer unlawfully skimped on reimbursements for dialysis treatments, arguing their policies were forcing patients with serious kidney problems onto Medicare.

In a brief filed at the high court Wednesday, DaVita Inc. repeated its claims that Marietta Memorial Hospital, its employee health plan and Medical Benefits Mutual Life Insurance Co. violated the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, or MSPA.  DaVita alleged the hospital's health plan violated the law by declining to offer in-network dialysis coverage for end-stage renal disease, or ESRD,...

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