August 09, 2005
Apria Healthcare has reached a preliminary agreement for the settlement of two lawsuits involving allegations of incomplete or inaccurate documentation in Medicare billings. The lawsuits were originally brought by a private whistleblower acting under the qui tam provisions of the Federal False Claims Act. Apria will pay the government $17.6 million without admitting wrongdoing.
News of the settlement appeared at PrimeZone on August 9, 2005.