DOJ Gets Behind Whistleblower Suit Against Fresenius

Law360, New York (July 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in a whistleblower suit against dialysis care provider Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc., accusing the company of defrauding Medicare for six years.

The DOJ said in a statement Tuesday it joined a civil complaint against the German company's American subsidiary and one of its units, Renal Care Group, for falsely billing the program for supplies and equipment to patients with end stage renal disease.

The complaint, filed by two former Renal Care employees in the U.S. District Court in...
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