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Based upon this correction, we expect the negative impact to DaVita's standalone 2006 Medicare reimbursement to be approximately $1-2 million from the drug add-on adjustment, with a proportional impact on the Gambro Healthcare business we are acquiring.
DaVita is a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. DaVita operates and provides administrative services to kidney dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs domestically in 37 states, as well as Washington, D.C. As of June 30, 2005, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 706 outpatient centers serving approximately 57,200 patients.
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