Apria to close billing offices

Saturday, January 31, 2009

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa.--Due to a substantial cut in Medicare payments for home oxygen therapy, Apria Healthcare will close a billing office here and consolidate it with another facility in Tennessee, according to a local newspaper. Apria will begin closing the office in April, affecting 55 employees. The provider also plans to close two other billing centers in Seattle and Houston. Apria told a newspaper that it will make every effort to place affected employees in other jobs within the company.