Atlanta Whistleblower Lawsuit Accuses Dialysis Provider of Massive Fraud

Atlanta whistleblowers filed an amended complaint in a federal lawsuit alleging widespread Medicare fraud at DaVita, the country’s second-largest dialysis provider. The suit alleges that DaVita—as well as Gambro, another company that was later absorbed by DaVita—fraudulently overbilled the government for dialysis drugs from 2003 through 2010. Earlier this year, the Department of Justice declined…

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Atlanta Healthcare Service Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $25 Million

Odyssey Healthcare, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Gentiva Health Services, has reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve three consolidated whistleblower lawsuits alleging widespread Medicare fraud involving hospice service overbilling. Under the terms of the agreement, Odyssey will pay $25 million and enter a 5-year Corporate Integrity Agreement allowing the Department of…

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