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Turmoil continues at Pacific Pulmonary

May 18, 2017HME News Staff

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Pacific Pulmonary Services will lay off 170 employees in July, according to a local newspaper.In a May 12 letter to the Kern County Board of Supervisors, CEO John Parnes stated, “Neither the company nor the Bakersfield office is closing as part of this reduction in force.”A list of jobs targeted for layoffs includes clerical and logistical positions, respiratory specialists, auditors, financial services positions, and the company's director of pharmacy and strategic...

Home Respiratory Services, Pacific Pulmonary Services, teijin


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Teijin exits homecare biz

May 9, 2017HME News Staff

TOKYO - Teijin Limited is selling Braden Partners and Associated Healthcare Systems to PPS HME, an affiliate of Quadrant Management, effectively exiting the homecare business.Teijin entered the North American homecare market in 2008, when it acquired Braden Partners in Bakersfield, Calif., Associated Healthcare Systems in Amherst, N.Y., and Home Therapy Equipment in Glen Falls, N.Y.Braden Partners is better known as Pacific Pulmonary Services—Braden Partners acquired Med-Mart in 1993 and renamed...

Associated Healthcare Services, Braden Partners, M&A, Pacific Pulmonary Services, teijin


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Pacific Pulmonary settles for $11.4M

April 28, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NOVATO, Calif. - Five years after the FBI raided its offices, Pacific Pulmonary Services has agreed to pay $11.4 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it participated in a kickback scheme.As part of that scheme, in 2006, the company's patient care coordinators allegedly began making patient referrals to sleep testing clinics in exchange for CPAP referrals, in violation of the Anti-Kickback Act.“The allegations are that the company had this wink, wink, nod, nod understanding...

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Pacific Pulmonary settles whistleblower lawsuit

April 26, 2017HME News Staff

NOVATO, Calif. - Pacific Pulmonary Services has agreed to pay $11.4 million to resolve allegations that it participated in a kickback scheme for home oxygen and sleep therapy equipment.The company admits to no wrongdoing.The government alleges that in 2004, Pacific Pulmonary began submitting claims to Medicare, Tricare and Federal Employee Health Benefit programs for home oxygen equipment without first obtaining a doctor's order.In 2006, certain patient care coordinators are alleged to have made...

CPAP, Home Oxygen, Pacific Pulmonary Services


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FBI targets third California provider

November 2, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - In what's becoming a regular occurrence, the FBI has raided another home medical equipment provider in California.Agents removed boxes and equipment from the offices of Right Healthcare on Oct. 26, according to local news reports. Right Healthcare did not respond to requests for comment."The U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento is being very aggressive in looking at HME companies in central California," said one source, who did not want to be named. "They are targeting oxygen...

Care Medical, FBI, Pacific Pulmonary Services, Right HealthCare


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