DaVita To Pay $389M, Unwind Deals To End Kickback Probes

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 2:07 PM EST) -- Dialysis giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. expects to pay $389 million and unwind nearly a dozen joint ventures to resolve anti-kickback investigations surrounding its relationships with kidney doctors, it said Tuesday.

The dollar amount was similar to what DaVita projected last year would result from inquiries into so-called partial divestitures to nephrologists. Eleven joint ventures covering 28 clinics are likely to be unwound, with DaVita saying it would buy out physician stakes in most cases.

In the future, DaVita won’t engage in such partial divestitures, and...
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