Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
DaVita HealthCare Partners
Penalty: 
$450,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
June 24, 2015
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., the largest provider of dialysis services in the United States, agreed to pay $450 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly creating unnecessary waste in administering the drugs Zemplar and Venofer to dialysis patients, and then billing the federal government for such avoidable waste.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Colorado
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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