Renal-care-provider DaVita said the civil division of the U.S. attorneys office in Philadelphia has closed a nearly 6-year-old investigation of the company without taking action.
DaVita, based in El Segundo, Calif., announced in February 2001 that the office asked to review its billing procedures and financial relationships with physicians; the company received a subpoena in May 2002. We are pleased that the government, after a lengthy and thorough review, has decided to close this broad investigation into our business practices, said Kent Thiry, DaVitas chairman and chief executive officer, in a news release.
The U.S. attorneys office declined to comment. DaVita provides services at kidney-dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs in 42 states and the District of Columbia. The company said it operates or manages 1,300 outpatient facilities.