A large dialysis company, DaVita, Inc, has been accused by a physician of defrauding the US government – and ultimately, taxpayers, by intentionally wasting huge amounts of medication in order to increase their bills. If true, this may prove to be the largest case of its kind in US history. DaVita is already reported to have paid a $54,000,000 settlement for a similar claim made in Texas.
Regardless, what IS clear is that across the country, one of the greatest costs of healthcare is in fact payments made for fraudulent bills and fraudulent treatment.
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