DaVita Can't Escape FCA Suit Over Kidney Med Charges

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 8:20 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Friday kept alive most of a False Claims Act suit brought by two former DaVita Inc. employees accusing the kidney care provider of fraudulently billing Medicare and other programs for the intentional waste of dialysis medications.

U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. denied DaVita's motion to dismiss a fourth amended complaint as it related to two of the three FCA claims: that DaVita knowingly presented a false or fraudulent claim to the government for payment or approval, and that it...
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