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Medicare/Medicaid Fraud / DaVita Dialysis #1034400

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud against DaVita, a dialysis machines company, introduced; scenes shown from a rousing DaVita staff meeting.

(No location given: Drew Griffin) The massive scale of waste by DaVita at 1800 clinics to defraud the government and make a fortune examined. [Filed lawsuit against DaVita, Dr. Alon VAINIER†- comments on the millions involved: it was just a scheme to bilk Medicaid payments; shows the drugs used for patients that were charged to Medicare that were mostly trashed.] [Lawsuit's nurse Daniel BERBIR†- comments on the fraud.] The whistleblower lawsuit files against DaVita for fraud reviewed. [DaVita attorney Kim RIVERA†- defends the company's medical practices; states the government has just moved on from DaVita.] [Plaintiffs' attorney Lin WOOD†, Marlan WILBANKS†- call this dishonesty.] {Taxpayers Against Fraud Pa BURNS†- says taxpayers foot the bill unless fraud is caught, but the Justice Department does not have the people to prosecute.] How DaVita will continue to do business with the government via contracts and the question of where are the government lawyers in the investigation discussed.

Reporter(s):
Blitzer, Wolf;
Griffin, Drew
Duration:
00:10:40

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