Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Medicare Fraud by Fresenius North America

whistle.jpg A Federal False Claims Act Case filed by an employee of a dialysis center owned by Fresenius North America, which has over 1500 clinics serving dialysis patients, alleges that a clinics in El Paso and elsewhere used unlicensed employees to cover for supervision required to be performed by physicians. The company denies the allegations. However, this is the same company that in January of 2000 settled one of the largest Federal False Claims Act Cases in US history (actually the 12th largest) with an agreement to pay $486 million in false claims and penalties for various practices involving false claims and kickbacks.
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