Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                    Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         For the month of November 2005

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                              Else-Kroner Strasse 1
                                61346 Bad Homburg
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

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         On November 2, 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
("CMS") released its final rule for reimbursement of medications administered by
ESRD facilities for calendar year 2006. Among other things, the rule provided
for the following: (1) payment for separately billable drugs and biologicals
furnished by ESRD facilities would be based on 106% of average sales price; (2)
a 14.7% drug add-on to the ESRD composite rate; and (3) certain modifications of
the geographic and wage index based adjustments of the ESRD composite rate. The
final rule will have a small positive impact on our 2006 operating results.

         On November 9, 2005, CMS announced a new national monitoring policy for
claims for Epogen and Aranesp for ESRD patients treated in renal dialysis
facilities. Previously, claims for Epogen reimbursement were subject to focused
CMS review when the ESRD patient's hematocrit level reached 37.5 or more. In the
new monitoring policy, CMS recognized that there is considerable natural
variability in individual patient response to the drug which makes it difficult
to maintain a hematocrit within a narrow range. Consequently, CMS will not
initiate monitoring of claims until the patient's hematocrit level reaches 39.0
(hemoglobin of 13.0). Under the new monitoring policy, for services furnished on
or after April 1, 2006, CMS will expect a 25 percent reduction in the dosage of
Epogen or Aranesp administered to ESRD patients whose hematocrit exceeds 39.0
(or hemoglobin exceeds 13.0). If the dosage is not reduced by 25 percent,
payment will be made by CMS as if the dosage reduction had occurred. This
payment reduction may be appealed under the normal appeal process. In addition,
effective April 1, 2006, CMS will limit Epogen and Aranesp reimbursement to a
maximum per patient per month aggregate dose of 500,000 IU for Epogen and 1500
mcg for Aranesp. We are in the process of analyzing CMS's new Epogen and Aranesp
monitoring policy and any impact it may have on our operating results.

         This Report on Form 6-K shall be incorporated by reference in the
Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Registration No. 333-128899) filed October
7, 2005 by Fresenius Medical Care AG (the "Company") and shall be part thereof
and the prospectus included therein from the date on which this report is filed,
to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or
furnished by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

DATE: November 29, 2005

                                     FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE 

                                     By: /s/ DR. BEN LIPPS    
                                         Name:  Dr. Ben Lipps
                                         Title: Chief Executive Officer and
                                                Chairman of the Management Board

                                     By: /s/ LAWRENCE A. ROSEN   
                                         Name:  Lawrence A. Rosen
                                         Title: Chief Financial Officer