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In brief: Contract supplier pays $12M, CMS revises enrollment application

September 9, 2016HME News Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - U.S. Healthcare Supply, a national contract supplier for mail-order diabetes supplies, and two of its executives have agreed to pay the government more than $12.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.The settlement resolves allegations that U.S. Healthcare Supply and Oxford Diabetic Supply, both based in Milford, N.J., set up and controlled a fictitious entity to make unsolicited telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries to sell them DME. The companies...

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National contract supplier to pay $12M settlement

September 8, 2016HME News Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - U.S. Healthcare Supply, a national contract supplier for mail-order diabetes supplies, and two of its executives have agreed to pay the government more than $12.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.The settlement resolves allegations that U.S. Healthcare Supply and Oxford Diabetic Supply, both based in Milford, N.J., set up and controlled a fictitious entity to make unsolicited telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries to sell them DME. The companies...

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National contract supplier to pay $12M settlement

September 8, 2016HME News Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - U.S. Healthcare Supply, a national contract supplier for mail-order diabetes supplies, and two of its executives have agreed to pay the government more than $12.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.The settlement resolves allegations that U.S. Healthcare Supply and Oxford Diabetic Supply, both based in Milford, N.J., set up and controlled a fictitious entity to make unsolicited telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries to sell them DME. The companies...

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McCaskill: Bid program helps regulate system

May 24, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON - Of the two providers that were subpoenaed to testify at a second congressional hearing on HME business practices on May 22, one invoked the Fifth Amendment and the other said he “wants to play by the rules.”Jon Letko, president of Milford, N.J.-based U.S. Healthcare Supply, invoked the Fifth Amendment before the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, leaving Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., visibly surprised.“We are hopeful that, at some point in time,...

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Sen. McCaskill revisits DME business practices

May 22, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A pair of providers are on tap for the second congressional hearing on DME business practices by Sen. Claire McCaskill's Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight. The hearing is scheduled for May 22 at 2 p.m. Both providers—Jon Letko, president of Milford, N.J.-based U.S. Healthcare Supply; and Dr. Steve Silverman, president of Boca Raton, Fla-based Med-Care Diabetic and Medical Supplies—were invited to the subcommittee's first hearing on the matter but did not attend....

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Sen. McCaskill on fraud: Enough blame to go around

April 26, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON - Both the HME industry and CMS came under fire April 24 during a congressional hearing to review provider business practices and Medicare audits.The hearing was the first for the Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight, which is led by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.“One significant concern is the prevalent practice among some medical equipment companies to aggressively call, email and write Medicare beneficiaries to directly market their products,” McCaskill said,...

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