ResMed to pay more than $37.5M to settle kickback allegations made in 5 whistleblower lawsuits. Exposing Misconduct.

ResMed to pay more than $37.5M to settle kickback allegations made in 5 whistleblower lawsuits

January 15, 2020

Medical equipment maker ResMed will pay $37.5 million to resolve allegations brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it paid kickbacks to durable medical equipment suppliers, sleep labs and other healthcare providers.

The DOJ announced Wednesday that ResMed ran afoul of the Anti-Kickback Statute and alleges that the company filed false claims to federal healthcare programs related to the sale of equipment for sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders.

“Paying any type of illegal remuneration to induce patient referrals undermines the integrity of our nation’s health care system,” Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the DOJ’s Civil Division said in a press release. “When a patient receives a prescription for a device to treat a health care condition, the patient deserves to know that the device was selected based on the quality of care considerations and not on unlawful payments from equipment manufacturers.”

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