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Gambro to pay hefty $355m settlement charges

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Two years after the US Department of Justice began its probe into Medicare billing claims made by Gambro Healthcare US, the firm's Swedish parent company is now poised to pay out the biggest settlement in its history. Gambro will pay SKr2.7bn ($355m), without admitting liability, to close the investigation into whether its US subsidiary complied with Medicare regulations which require official authorisation from a doctor for every dialysis treatment received by a patient. The settlement clears the way for the sale of the US dialysis service business to DaVita (see page 1).

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