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OIG: Lincare mostly complied with neb-med policies


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare Pharmacy Services generally complied with Medicare requirements when billing for inhalation drugs, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Home Health Depot pulls trigger

‘We’re in a very good market to sell’

INDIANAPOLIS – With the economy humming and private equity money flowing, Home Health Depot’s Nate Feltman says the time was right to sell the last of the company’s business to Clearwater, Fla.-based Lincare.

Home Health Depot sells to Lincare


INDIANAPOLIS – It began shedding business segments three years ago and now Home Health Depot has sold what’s left to Clearwater, Fla.-based Lincare, according to the Indiana Business Journal.

In brief: Senators circulate letter, Liberty looks to sell


WASHINGTON – A letter urging HHS Secretary Tom Price to use regulatory authority to provide bid relief in non-bid areas is now circulating in the United States Senate.

In brief: AAHomecare increases pressure, Cardinal expands homecare presence


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking lawmakers for relief from a “double-dip” oxygen cut in the 2017 Medicare fee schedule for stationary oxygen.

Legal action: Apria Healthcare, Lincare


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – A man from Santa Ana, Calif., has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apria Healthcare for allegedly contacting him without his permission regarding money he allegedly owed the provider. Frank Gutierrez filed a complaint on April 3 in the U.S.

Reporter's notebook: Lincare leads provider news


We have a theory here at HME News: If it’s a story about a national provider, our readers will read it. 

Linde, Praxair announce mega merger


MUNICH and DANBURY, Conn. – Linde and Praxair have announced their intention to merge, creating a company with revenues of about $30 billion and a current market value of more than $65 billion.

In brief: Judge blocks overtime rule; Lincare, InfuSystem face legal action


WASHINGTON – A federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 blocked a new overtime rule from going into effect on Dec. 1. The rule would require employers to pay overtime for more than 40 hours of work per week for all employees earning up to $913 per week or $47,476 per year. The current threshold: $455 per week or $23,660 per year. The judge, Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, ruled that the Obama administration had exceeded its authority by raising the overtime salary limit so significantly. The Labor Department says it “strongly disagreed” with the decision and was “considering all of our legal options,” raising the possibility of an appeal, according to The New York Times. While the injunction is only a temporary measure that suspends the rule until the judge can issue a decision on the merits, his language indicates he will likely strike down the rule, the Times reported.

Legal action: Lincare, InfuSystem


MIAMI – The plaintiffs in a whistleblower lawsuit against Lincare have asked the court to overturn the decision.