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In brief: Audits pile up, M&A heats up, Masimo sues Apple


WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.

Judge freezes assets in test strip rebate case


INDIANAPOLIS – A judge has granted a motion to freeze certain assets of Priority Healthcare Corp., the latest development in a lawsuit over “unwarranted rebates.”

Apria sues former office admin


HOUSTON – Apria Healthcare is suing a former office administrator at its office here for allegedly taking and reselling CPAP devices since 2014, according to the Southeast Texas Record.

Howard’s Medical settles with ATP, NSM

In complex rehab market where national providers like NSM dominate and where ATPs are required to do business with Medicare, there’s much at stake, attorney says

YAKIMA, Wash. – Howard’s Medical has settled its lawsuit against Daryl Bullard, a former employee, and National Seating & Mobility, his new employer, out of court for more than $40,000, says CEO Erik Mickelson.

In brief: Stakeholders launch bid website, Simply Home sues HHS


WASHINGTON – A group of HME industry stakeholders has officially launched, a website for providers to learn about the changes in Round 2021 of competitive bidding and to prepare their bids.

ResMed renews patent battle with F&P


SAN DIEGO – ResMed has filed a new petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the alleged infringement of its patented technology by New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. ResMed seeks an order banning the importation and sale in the U.S.

Rotech agrees to pay $9.68M


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has agreed to pay $9.68 million for submitting false claims for portable oxygen contents to Medicare, according to an April 12 press release from the Department of Justice.

ResMed provides update on lawsuits in four countries


SAN DIEGO – ResMed says a German court has stayed infringement proceedings against Fisher & Paykel to allow ResMed to defend the validity of its patents in the European Patent Office.

Lawsuit update: ResMed vs. Fisher & Paykel


SAN DIEGO – A German court has suspended ResMed’s intellectual property proceedings against Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, according to news reports.

HHS scores win in appeals fight


NEW YORK – The D.C. Circuit on Aug. 11 ordered a federal judge to take a deeper look at whether or not the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can clear a backlog of about 600,000 appeals by 2021, while still protecting taxpayer dollars, according to Law360.