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NCPA sues HHS over fees 

January 18, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over direct and indirect remuneration fees that it says are driving small business neighborhood pharmacies out of business. The lawsuit alleges that the fees are without reasonable transparency, and they conceal from patients and taxpayers the true cost of prescription drugs. “Pharmacy clawbacks are fundamentally dishonest...

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

September 18, 2020HME News Staff

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. CGS will be reviewing A6196 and A6212, and L1833 and L1851. The DME MAC is conducting the reviews due to data analysis that showed “significantly above expected amounts.” Surgical dressings and knee orthoses also ranked No. 5 and No. 9, respectively, in total CERT improper payment rates. The reviews will include only claim...

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Judge freezes assets in test strip rebate case

November 19, 2019HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - A judge has granted a motion to freeze certain assets of Priority Healthcare Corp., the latest development in a lawsuit over “unwarranted rebates.”In a lawsuit filed in September 2018, Roche, a manufacturer of diabetes testing supplies, says it paid $37.5 million of “unwarranted” rebates to insurance companies and their pharmacy benefit managers for claims submitted by PHC between Jan. 1, 2013, and the end of the first quarter of 2018.This latest motion, issued...

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Apria sues former office admin

July 26, 2019HME News Staff

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. Apria filed a complaint on July 9 in Harris County District Court against Rebecca Bowman, alleging breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, exemplary damages, breach of contract and violation of the Texas Theft Liability Act. Apria hired Bowman as office administrator for the Houston office in 1997, but the company says...

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Howard's Medical settles with ATP, NSM

July 1, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

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.The lawsuit alleged that Bullard violated a non-compete agreement and transferred confidential company information, and that NSM took no action to stop him.“We have now defended two non-competes in the last seven years,” Mickelson said. “I am a strong proponent of local businesses...

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

April 19, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A group of HME industry stakeholders has officially launched dmecbpeducation.com, a website for providers to learn about the changes in Round 2021 of competitive bidding and to prepare their bids.“Informed bidding will help sustain DME businesses, ensuring that patients' access to life-changing medical equipment remains steady, stable and secure,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare.Stakeholders had already loaded the website with bid calculators that allow providers...

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ResMed renews patent battle with F&P

September 4, 2018HME News Staff

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. of F&P's Simplus full-face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal mask for allegedly infringing five ResMed patents related to mask system and cushion design. ResMed has also filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern...

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Rotech agrees to pay $9.68M

April 13, 2018HME News Staff

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.As part of the settlement, Rotech admitted to billing portable oxygen contents to Medicare for beneficiaries who did not use or require them. Additionally, the company admitted to billing Medicare regardless of whether such contents were delivered, the release states.“This settlement serves...

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ResMed provides update on lawsuits in four countries

October 6, 2017HME News Staff

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. The stay follows an oral hearing in late September, during which the court concluded that F&P's Simplus, Eson and Eson 2 infringe two ResMed European Patents, ResMed says. ResMed provided additional updates on its ongoing infringement proceedings against F&P: In the U.K., it says it is proceeding to trial to defend...

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Lawsuit update: ResMed vs. Fisher & Paykel

October 3, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - A German court has suspended ResMed's intellectual property proceedings against Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, according to news reports. The court proceedings had been on hold while both companies waited for the outcome of a decision by the European Patent Office. ResMed filed patent infringement actions against F&P in U.S., German and New Zealand courts, as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission, in 2016. It claims F&P's Simplus full-face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal...

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