DaVita Hit With FCA Suit Over Alleged Medicare Violations

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 5:54 PM EST) -- DaVita Inc. has been hit with a False Claims Act suit by a former patient claiming the kidney care provider took tens of millions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid but violated those programs' regulations by failing to ensure the safety of its patients with the required nurse-to-patient ratio. 

In a suit unsealed in Michigan federal court on Nov. 13, Laura Turner-Hooks claimed that the nurses at the DaVita Tel-Huron Dialysis facility, where she received dialysis treatments at in 2010, were frequently absent from the floor,...
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