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Respironics to pay $34.8M over re-supply program

March 23, 2016HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics has agreed to pay $34.8 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks to DME providers that bought its CPAP masks, the Department of Justice has announced. The government alleges that from April 2012 to November 2015 Respironics waved the per-patient per-month fee for its medSage automated resupply services for DME providers that bought the company's masks. If they used a competitor's masks, the company charged a fee. “The...

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Lack of clarity pervades re-supply rule, according to NewsPoll

August 10, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - Most providers say CMS's new re-supply rule is "about as clear as mud."Sixty-three percent of the respondents to the latest HME NewsPoll say they don't have a good understanding of the rule, which requires providers to prove that re-supply items like CPAP masks are non-functioning before they replace them. The biggest unknown: a clear definition of non-functioning."Although I hope we do have a good understanding, it is not completely clear what CMS wants us to document," said Sally...

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Re-supply redux

July 6, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Vendors that help home medical equipment providers automate their re-supply businesses are re-tooling their systems in the wake of a huge policy change by Medicare.These automated patient contact systems use interactive voice response (IVR), live calling, emails or texts to notify beneficiaries that they're eligible for new CPAP masks and other supplies, and to take orders for refills. Now, they must dig deeper and find out, first, if the existing supplies are no longer functioning.“There...

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