Apria settles with MassHealth

Thursday, August 10, 2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has agreed to pay more than $750,000 to settle allegations that it billed Massachusetts residents for services already covered by MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program.

Under the settlement announced Aug. 9, Apria has agreed to pay $99,008 in restitution and $665,934 in penalties to settle allegations that the company improperly billed consumers between December 2011 and April 2017, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Despite the settlement, Apria denies it violated any state laws.

“We are pleased to have resolved this matter with the Massachusetts Attorney General,” said Raoul Smyth, Apria’s executive vice president and general counsel, in a statement. “Although Apria denies that it has violated any Massachusetts laws, this resolution reflects Apria’s desire to put this matter behind it so that it can continue to focus on the needs of patients.”

Apria says it addressed the processes that were the focus of the Attorney General’s investigation long before this settlement was reached.