"The lawsuit resolved by the settlement was filed by two former DaVita Rx employees, Patsy Gallian and Monique Jones, under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act..." (DOJ)
"The relators will receive roughly $2.1 million from the federal recovery." (DOJ)
"DaVita HealthCare Partners agreed to pay up to $495 million in 2015 to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit accusing it of defrauding the federal Medicare program. In 2014, it agreed to pay $389 million to the federal government to settle a criminal and civil anti-kickback investigation into transactions with doctors." (Denver Post)
Editor's note: Why is DaVita still permitted to do business with Medicare and Medicaid? Their business model (junk-bond financing of healthcare acquisitions) requires middle managers to achieve business and performance metrics by any means possible. This business structure only encourages business and reporting fraud and puts vulnerable patients at risk of harm, as 14 consecutive years of USRDS Reports have shown.