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In brief: Arriva Medical execs settle lawsuit, trustees expect Part B costs to grow

April 26, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two former Arriva Medical executives have agreed to pay $500,000 each to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act.The settlement resolves the U.S.'s claims that David Wallace and Timothy Stocksdale caused Arriva to submit claims to Medicare that were tainted by kickbacks paid to beneficiaries in the form of free or no cost home blood glucose meters, or waived or uncollected copayments from Nov. 23, 2011, through Aug. 30, 2013.The settlement also resolves the U.S.'s...

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Arriva execs settle allegations

April 25, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two former Arriva Medical executives have settled allegations they violated the False Claims Act by agreeing to pay $500,000 each.The settlement resolves the United States' claims that David Wallace and Timothy Stocksdale caused Arriva to submit false claims to Medicare that were tainted by kickbacks paid to beneficiaries in the form of free or no cost home blood glucose meters or waived or uncollected copayments during the period from Nov. 23, 2011, through Aug. 30, 2013. The...

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In brief: US joins lawsuit against Arriva, SMRC targets PAP supplies

February 22, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Justice Department has joined in a lawsuit that alleges Arriva Medical offered Medicare beneficiaries “free upgrades” of glucometers.The lawsuit, filed under the False Claims Act, also alleges that Arriva and its parent company, Alere, submitted false claims for medically unnecessary glucometers, and paid kickbacks to beneficiaries in the form of free glucometers and co-pay waivers.Additionally, it alleges Arriva made no meaningful effort to collect co-pays...

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US joins lawsuit against defunct Arriva Medical

February 21, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Justice Department has joined in a lawsuit that alleges Arriva Medical offered Medicare beneficiaries “free upgrades” of glucometers.The lawsuit, filed under the False Claims Act, also alleges that Arriva and its parent company, Alere, submitted false claims for medically unnecessary glucometers, and paid kickbacks to beneficiaries in the form of free glucometers and co-pay waivers.Additionally, it alleges Arriva made no meaningful effort to collect co-pays...

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Mail-order market for diabetes on precipice of disaster

November 10, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - With Arriva Medical, the largest mail-order supplier of diabetes testing supplies, closing its doors at the end of the year, industry stakeholders predict chaos.Arriva serviced 450,000 Medicare beneficiaries in 2016, according to the latest information in the HME Databank.“This is a disaster,” said Tom Milam, an industry consultant. “I think CMS has to find a way to react to this, but there's no other firm out there that has the infrastructure or capacity to...

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Embattled Arriva Medical closes

November 7, 2017HME News Staff

CORAL SPRINGS and BOCA RATON, Fla. - Arriva Medical is closing its facility in Coral Springs and laying off 142 employees, the Sun Sentinel reports.Additionally, American Medical Supplies is closing its store in Boca Raton and laying off 40 employees, the newspaper reports.The layoffs will go into effect Dec. 31, according to letters from company officials to the state obtained by the Sun Sentinel.Both Arriva Medical and American Medical Supplies provide testing equipment and supplies to Medicare...

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In brief: Judge deals setback to Arriva Medical, BioScrip reports earnings

May 5, 2017HME News Staff

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Arriva Medical on April 25 lost an appeal seeking to reinstate its Medicare billing privileges, according to news reports.Earlier this month, a spokesperson for the provider of diabetes testing supplies told HME News, “Arriva is in the midst of the administrative appeals process, with an appeal pending before an administrative law judge.”An administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has now ruled Arriva Medical's admission that...

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Judge deals setback to Arriva Medical

May 2, 2017HME News Staff

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Arriva Medical on April 25 lost an appeal seeking to reinstate its Medicare billing privileges, according to news reports.Earlier this month, a spokesperson for the provider of diabetes testing supplies told HME News, “Arriva is in the midst of the administrative appeals process, with an appeal pending before an administrative law judge.”An administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has now ruled Arriva Medical's admission that...

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Arriva Medical in 'midst' of ALJ appeal

April 21, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Arriva Medical, a provider of diabetes testing supplies, remains confident that it will get its Medicare billing status reinstated.That may be a big reason why Abbott Laboratories last week finally agreed to buy Alere, Arriva Medical's parent company, after months of court battles.“Arriva is continuing to support its patients while working through the process of resolving the revocation of the billing number,” a spokesperson for parent company Alere told HME News...

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Abbott Labs, Alere deal moves forward

April 18, 2017HME News Staff

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., and WALTHAM, Mass. - Abbott Laboratories has agreed to buy Alere, but at a lower price than it previously offered.Under amended terms, Abbott will pay $51 per common share to acquire Alere, for a new expected equity value of approximately $5.3 billion, reduced from $5.8 billion, according to a press release.Abbott first announced plans to buy Alere in February 2016. Later that year, however, Abbott filed a complaint in the Delaware Court of Chancery, asking a judge to terminate...

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