Pain At National Medical Care

LET IT NOT BE SAID THAT THE government is letting National Medical Care off easy. The kidney-dialysis and home-health-care company, slated to be spun off by W.R. Grace, revealed on Oct. 17 that it had received subpoenas demanding extensive documents for a federal probe into health-care payments and reimbursements. The investigation, conducted by the Inspector General of the Health & Human Services Dept. and the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, is the feds' third probe of NMC. The company announced in April that grand juries in New Jersey and Virginia were investigating.

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