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Gambro Healthcare settles Medicare fraud case for $350 million

[JURIST] In a settlement that resolves the Eastern District of Missouri's largest-ever healthcare fraud case, Gambro Healthcare, the country's third-largest provider of kidney dialysis, has agreed to pay $350.5 million in civil and criminal penalties for overcharging the government, and its subsidiary Gambro Supply Corporation has agreed to permanent disqualification from the Medicare program. According to an announcement from the office of US Attorney James Martin, Gambro Healthcare acknowledged criminal and civil liability for overcharging for services and making kickbacks to physicians in violation of federal rules. The settlement includes a $310.5 million civil penalty, $15 million to resolve potential liabilities and a $25 million criminal fine. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has more.

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