UnitedHealthcare Sues Kidney Clinics Over Millions In Bills

Law360, Los Angeles (July 1, 2016, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A scheme to push customers into private kidney treatments instead of sticking with what Medicaid will cover has cost UnitedHealthcare Inc. millions of dollars this year, the company said in a Florida lawsuit on Friday against a dialysis clinic operator.

American Renal Associates LLC coordinated with the American Kidney Foundation to cover the insurance premiums of low-income patients who switched from Medicaid to private insurance, including UnitedHealthcare's Florida and Ohio programs, according to the suit.

It costs ARA the same to perform dialysis services for patients regardless of whether they're on Medicaid or private insurance, UnitedHealthcare said. So the company embarked...

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