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Philips settles allegations of induced referrals 

September 26, 2022HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – Philips RS North America, formerly known as Respironics, has agreed to pay $1.28 million to settle allegations that it unlawfully induced referrals for its equipment in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, the Department of Justice has announced.  The government specifically alleged that, between December 2015 and December 2016, Respironics helped a DME supplier procure a twelve-month, interest-free loan that was fully guaranteed by Respironics....

Philips, Referrals, Settlement

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On the Editor's Desk

Round 5: Independent vs. hospital-affiliated HME providers

October 25, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I had no idea of the lightning that would strike when we wrote a story about the increased competition between independent and hospital-affiliated HME providers (HME News, October 2010). The lay of the land Following that story, we wrote about a bill introduced by Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., that would allow hospital-affiliated HME providers in competitive bidding areas to continue providing products and services to their patients at the winning bid amounts regardless of whether or not they...

Fraud, Home Medical Equipment (HME), On The Editor's Desk, Provider, Referrals

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